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
- Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Unspecified Feeding and Eating Disorder (UFED)
- Rumination Disorder
- Other Specified Feed and Eating Disorder (OSFED)
- Purging Disorder
- Night Eating Syndrome
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
**"Although not formally recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, awareness about orthorexia is on the rise. The term ‘orthorexia’ was coined in 1998 and means an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating. Although being aware of and concerned with the nutritional quality of the food you eat isn’t a problem in and of itself, people with orthorexia become so fixated on so-called ‘healthy eating’ that they actually damage their own well-being." (National Eating Disorders Association)
Symptoms are targeted with evidence-based treatments described below.
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.
If you are interested in learning more about any of these services, please contact us.