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Treatment of Eating Disorders

The treatment of eating disorders includes many professionals and may be done on an outpatient or inpatient basis, depending on the needs of the individual.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders
An overview of cognitive-behavioral therapy and its use in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa & binge eating disorder.

Interpersonal Therapy
Interpersonal therapy is a psychodynamic form of psychotherapy that focuses on how relationships impact symptoms. Learn more about how this treatment option can help you.

Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa
An overview of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa, also known as the Maudsley method.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders
An overview of dialectical behavior therapy and its application in the treatment of eating disorders.

Yoga for Eating Disorders
As a practice that promotes acceptance and balance, yoga can be an ideal form of exercise for those suffering from eating disorders and body image issues. Research has even shown that practitioners are less critical of their bodies and more accepting.

Levels of Care for Eating Disorder Treatment
Learn more about each level of care and what services each can provide.

Deciding to Move to a Higher Level of Care
Questions to ask yourself as you consider a higher level of care for you or a loved one.

Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders
Learn more about what outpatient treatment involves and who it is appropriate for.

Intensive Outpatient Programs for Eating Disorders
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide a higher level of care while maintaining flexibility.

Residential Treatment Centers
Residential treatment centers provide a long-term (30-90 days), intensive treatment option for those who need it.

Inpatient Hospitalization
Inpatient hospitalization may be necessary when someone is experiencing medical complications or is unable to make progress in recovery on an outpatient basis. Learn more about the structure and support inpatient care provides.

The Treatment Team
Learn more about each of the different professionals who work to help clients achieve recovery.

Finding the right therapist to help you recover from an eating disorder can seem confusing and overwhelming. Learn more about the type of education and credentials therapists have and what it means.

Learn more about how these physicians can help you in recovery.

Treatment of Eating Disorders
An overview of both outpatient and inpatient treatment of eating disorders.

Deciding to seek help from a dietician can seem scary and overwhelming. Learn more about who dietitians are and the role they will play in your recovery from an eating disorder.

Choosing an Eating Disorder Therapist
Finding the right therapist for you, who is qualified to treat eating disorders can seem overwhelming. Consider these guidelines as you begin your search.

Choosing an Eating Disorder Treatment Facility for Yourself
Learn what questions to ask and which options are available to consider.

Choosing an Eating Disorder Treatment Facility for Your Child or Adolescent
Learn what questions to ask and which options are available to consider.

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