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 Sydney Eating Disorder Clinic specialises in providing the highest standard of treatment for people suffering from a range of eating disorders. Typically developed during adolescence, eating disorders can progress and emerge into adulthood.
There are four categories of eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED (Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder), EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) and Binge Eating Disorder.
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 arrest unhelpful eating behaviours and attitudes and to continue the journey of recovery.
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 individuals suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, EDNOS and Binge Eating Disorder, as they begin to change and challenge eating disordered thoughts and behaviours.
Individuals have a choice to attend between 1-2 days depending on their individual needs and current availability. The program has been set up in such a way as to be flexible around work, university or school. Accountability is crucial to recovery therefore the program focuses on encouraging personal empowerment through choice.
We encourage those enrolled in The Eating Disorders program to have an external Psychologist, Dietitian and GP as part of their treating team – they in turn will receive regular email updates around the individuals progress whilst in the program ensuring that all involved Health Professionals are in agreement re the ongoing treatment plan.
Individuals must have a minimum BMI 16 to attend. Weight increase and maintenance goals are set with the individuals psychiatrist.
All eating disorder individuals must be under the care of a Ramsay Clinic Northside Eating Disorder Specialist Psychiatrist and must be attending appointments at least monthly or as required by their treating team.
Individuals who have not had an inpatient admission for their eating disorder will require an assessment by one of our Eating Disorder Specialist Psychiatrists to ensure their suitability to the program. This assessment will include medical suitability.
When: Tue 9.00am to 2.00pm. Wed 9.00am to 2.00pm
Please email us at DayProgram.NSC@ramsayhealth.com.au for more information
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