Child/Adolescent Eating & Feeding Disorders
Adolescents and young adults (including college-aged patients) with eating or feeding disorders are most effectively treated with family involvement. Our adolescent programming includes a multidisciplinary team and use of Maudsley Family Based Treatment (FBT) to aid in targeted resolution of eating disorder symptoms.
Disorders in this track include:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Unspecified or Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Purging Disorder
- Night Eating Syndrome
- Body Image Distress
FBT includes family sessions with a therapist and the parents/caregivers and child. FBT has three phases. Phase 1 focuses on weight restoration, Phase 2 targets adolescent management of food and eating, and Phase 3 addresses adolescent and family issues (e.g., communication, applying limits, etc).