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
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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). 

Our multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, medical practitioners, and registered dietitian services provide the ideal treatment team for child & adolescent eating and feeding disorders treatment.