The program's treatment components include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, parent support group, medical monitoring and management, and nutritional services. Family therapy is also provided as needed. Referrals for psychiatric evaluation for medication management are recommended when necessary.
Diagnostic Criteria for Anorexia Nervosa:
Diagnostic Criteria for Bulimia Nervosa:
Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified:
The first appointment will entail a comprehensive evaluation that will include a thorough assessment by a member from each of the multidisciplinary teams, including medical, psychology and nutrition. Due to the comprehensive nature of the evaluations performed, each patient should anticipate their first appointment to encompass the entirety of the morning.
Upon completion of this evaluation, the team will meet to discuss diagnostic impressions and make recommendations about the appropriateness of our clinic in providing services to the patient. If treatment at the clinic is indicated, the necessary follow-up appointments will be scheduled. Referrals and/or recommendations will be provided if treatment if our clinic is not recommended.
For those patients who have been recommended to our program, parent/family attendance at an educational session from 11am to 12pm on Thursday morning will be required. This session will include education on causes, medical complications, behavioral and emotional symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders. This session will also include discussion of how parents and other family members can be helpful and supportive of their child or adolescent . Educational resources will be provided, including recommended books and internet sites.
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