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. 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.
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