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.
At Ramsay Clinic New Farm, we have been successfully treating eating disorders and the underlying psychological factors for over 15 years.
Our program provides treatment to patients suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders.
We offer a safe, empathetic environment in which sufferers of eating disorders can gradually regain control of their life through medical, social and psychological support.
The program is conducted in phases and includes re-feeding, nutrition, controlled exercise and a practical phase. Ramsay Clinic New Farm is the only private facility in Queensland that offers a re-feeding phase in its Eating Disorder Program.
The Program provides patients with skills and support to help them reach and maintain a healthy weight and to deal with the stressors in their life without resorting to the damaging patterns of food restriction and/or bingeing and purging that characterise these disorders.
A treatment plan typically includes individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, nutritional counselling and medical management.
Patients requiring support following discharge can be referred to the one of the group therapy Day Programs offered by Ramsay Clinic New Farm.
This group is a 2 day per week program with a recovery focus for patients seeking support to manage their Eating Disorder in the community. This program is ideal for patients stepping down from inpatient treatment and for people either waiting or hoping to prevent an inpatient admission.
The program aims to support patients in re-nourishing their body and brain through psycho-educational content and supported meal therapy.
This is an open group delivered over 6 weeks with the opportunity to extend to 12 weeks.
Participants must be medically stable, not requiring NG feeding and engaged regularly with their GP in order to be part of this program. Participants must commit to the program guidelines which are made available to the referring doctor on referral.
The programs principles and approach are closely aligned with Ramsay Clinics Eating Disorder Program and has specific start / finish times which are aligned with supported meal therapy.
For further information please call our Day Patient Program Coordinator on (07) 3254 9100. A referral from your GP or current treating psychiatrist is required for entry to the programs. Please send referrals to our Day Patient Program Coordinator by fax (07) 3254 9601 or email email@example.com. Ramsay Clinic New Farm staff will coordinate admission to the appropriate program.
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