Teen eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia, require a team-centered approach to treatment that includes a number of adolescent health specialists, physicians, psychologists, social workers and nurse practitioners to guide your child and your family back to health. Additionally, including parents in a significant way in the recovery process hastens medical stabilization and weight restoration and may enhance long-term recovery.
At Beaumont Children's Hospital, we provide a complete spectrum of teen eating disorder treatment options, ranging from a comprehensive outpatient program to the BRIDGE, which spans both intensive outpatient care and partial hospitalization. Our experienced, caring interdisciplinary team includes:
The Hough Center for Adolescent Health uses a collaborative, "no blame" approach based on the Maudsley program that involves you and your child, providing you with techniques to navigate the daily recovery process. Each adolescent is encouraged and empowered to take an active role in his or her recovery.
Our teen eating disorder treatment programs include an intensive, weekend treatment program and a weekly outpatient group for adolescents and their parents. These programs are designed to support the nutritional and emotional recovery of the adolescent, often without the need for hospitalization or residential treatment.
Other teen eating disorder recovery services provided at the Hough Center include:
Needs-based scholarships are available for Parent-Coaching and/or Adolescent Skill-Building Groups. Call 248-594-3142 for more information.
New BRIDGE program provides options for greater parent involvement in recovery
Beaumont's BRIDGE program offers intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization options for adolescent eating disorder patients and families who are committed to recovery. For more information, call 248-655-5608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensive Weekend Program for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Offered through Beaumont's Hough Center for Adolescent Health and its BRIDGE Program, the Weekend Intensive Treatment Program is an innovative program for 12- to19-year-olds who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend.
Left untreated or undertreated, eating disorders in teenagers can lead to life-threatening health issues, including:
• electrolyte disturbances
• interruption of menstrual function
• stunted growth
• low bone density, stress fractures
• low heart rate and other abnormal