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Eating Disorder Program

Eating disorders are common and affect the lives of many children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Effective treatment can be life-changing and, in some instances, lifesaving. The right support can make a difference.

In the Eating Disorder Program, we are equipped to offer comprehensive care that is practical and tailored to your family’s needs. Our primary treatment approach is Family-Based Treatment (FBT), as it is the evidence-based standard of care for children and adolescents with eating disorders, specifically Anorexia Nervosa. We know that without talented and experienced therapists and providers, FBT can be difficult to implement – that’s why we are here to help! Our main priority is to get to know your family and create a plan that will work for your distinct situation and needs. Our team of eating disorder experts are here to care for you and your loved ones, teach your families, and work together to treat you or your child’s eating disorder.


Services

  • Consultation for known or suspected eating disorders, rapid weight loss, & female athlete triad
  • Medical and psychological care for patients with complications of eating disorders, including medication management
  • Eating disorder therapy, including family-based treatment (FBT) or linkage to therapy services
  • Inpatient medical stabilization for patients who are malnourished

Make An Appointment

Our services are available at our Outpatient Services location at 1440 N. Dayton St. in Chicago. New patients for primary care are accepted between 10-22 years of age and all patients are followed until their 26th birthday.

If you’d like to request a first-time appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®) or visit our Appointments page for more information.

Resources

Recommended Books

  • Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach (James Lock & Daniel LeGrange)
  • Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach (James Lock & Daniel LeGrange)
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder (James Lock & Daniel LeGrange)
  • Survive FBT: Skills Manual for Parents Undertaking Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Child and Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (Marcia Ganci)
  • How to Nourish Your Child Through an Eating Disorder: A Simple, Plate-by-Plate Approach to Rebuilding a Healthy Relationship with Food (Casey Crosbie & Wendy Sterling)

Specialists