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Eating Disorders

It's estimated that five to ten million girls and women—as well as one million boys and men—struggle with an eating disorder.

St. Joseph Hospital's Eating Disorders Treatment Program offers a caring, nurturing environment to help people with anorexia and bulimia recover from their symptoms and restore healthy eating habits.

At St. Joseph Hospital, we develop a unique treatment plan specifically tailored for each patient. Since we offer a hospital-based program, patients have access to a multidisciplinary team of experts that includes a physician, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and other licensed clinicians. We encourage our patients and their family members to consider themselves as part of the "treatment team."

We offer a variety of programs based on our patients' needs. In the Outpatient Program, treatment includes group therapy, psychological education, nutrition assessment, and education. Patients attend the program five days a week, and are provided with supported meals and snacks. We emphasize how to cope with the day-to-day challenges that face people with eating disorders. Patients receive nutritional and psychological support in a gentle, nurturing environment.

Patients at medical risk may be referred to acute inpatient care. At this level, a multidisciplinary team provides around-the-clock support, supervision, and psychiatric intervention as needed.