An eating disorder is a mental health condition in which eating, exercise, body weight and shape become an unhealthy preoccupation in a person’s life. Eating disorders are complex and can take many forms. People of all shapes and sizes can be affected by an eating disorder.
Treatment for an eating disorder usually involves a mix of psychiatric interventions, psychological care, nutritional counselling and self-help strategies.
Our Eating Disorder Programs offer a high level of support to people living with an eating disorder to enhance motivation and develop skills, knowledge and resources to manage difficult emotions, arrest unhelpful eating behaviours and attitudes and to continue the journey of recovery.
Optimal treatment combines inpatient and day patient programs, both of which are available at Ramsay Clinic Wentworthville.
Inpatient management is initially aimed at stabilising physical health followed by a gradual introduction to the group therapy program. Our inpatient eating disorder treatment is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team who will provide you with 24 hour care. We will provide you with a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus solely on your recovery.
Through the eating disorder inpatient service you will have :
The Eating Disorders day program is designed to meet the needs of patients suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, EDNOS and Binge Eating Disorder, as they begin to change and challenge eating disordered thoughts and behaviours.
The program offers an evidence-based and experiential approach to therapy. Supported meals are all provided and many therapy groups also have an experiential component, which can include food preparation and supported outings as part of treatment.
The day program is more suited to those patients with less severe disorders, or to reinforce gains made in a recent inpatient stay.
Patients can be referred by their general practitioner or psychiatrist. Those eligible include:
For further information about our Eating Disorder Programs, referrals and assessment please contact us on 02 8833 2222
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