The Eating Disorders Program
Hospital Eating Disorders Program is a
specialty treatment program that focuses not only on rapid symptom control, but
also places top priority on enhancing development to prevent young people from
suffering the effects of eating disorders later in life. A malnourished body is
unable to develop muscle mass or normal growth of brain cells. Reproductive
organs cannot fully develop, bones cannot grow strong, and health can be
limited. The program helps patients examine the issues underlying their symptoms
and develop healthier lifestyles.
Highly trained professionals in this program use knowledge in a caring way to
help youths achieve greater personal fulfillment and satisfaction.
Treatment is provided for young people with uncomplicated eating disorders as
well as those with complex, hard-to-treat problems. Research and clinical
experience have shown that abnormal eating behaviors often are associated with
family, social and medical issues, as well as personality, mood, posttraumatic
stress, or other anxiety disorders.