Most eating disorders can be treated effectively in an outpatient setting when evidence-based interventions are utilized and a multidisciplinary team is available. Most adult patients in our Eating and Feeding Disorder Track are seen by a psychologist, dietitian, and psychiatrist or physician assistant. Symptoms are targeted with evidence-based treatments described below. Disorders in this track include: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), Purging Disorder, Unspecified Eating Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, and Body Image Distress.
Our focus is most often to move patients away from rule-based eating (e.g., meal plans, diets, etc.) and instead help them to develop skills in Intuitive Eating. Many of our patients are discharging from "higher level of care" facilities, although most are seeking treatment for the first time.
A typical course of treatment is identified in the figure to the right.