Eating disorders

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.

 

How do we treat Eating Disorders at Hollywood Clinic?

Day

Eating Disorder Day Program

Frequency/duration

An open program which runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for an agreed four week period. Further treatment is dependent on progress.

Who is it for

The Eating Disorder Program focuses on recovery and helps participants develop the knowledge and skills to overcome unhelpful eating behaviours and mindsets. It is suitable for patients 16 years of age and older with less severe eating disorders, or for patients wanting to build on gains made in a recent inpatient stay for an eating disorder. It is designed for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 16.0 who haven’t been able to benefit from community based treatment.

About the program

The program includes:

  • Supported meals and snacks
  • Practical cooking/food preparation groups and social eating outings
  • Individual treatment planning and dietetic consultation
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy groups
  • Exercise physiology groups
  • Peer mentoring sessions

We offer regular individual dietetic appointments for each patient to monitor food choices and set eating plans.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy groups help patients learn how to manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Goal setting, emotion regulation and problem solving skills are also important components of the treatment package.

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course. 

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

 

 

 

Eating disorders outpatient exercise program

Ramsay Health Plus offers an eating disorders outpatient exercise program which is suitable for people who are recovering from a caloric restrictive eating disorder. To find out more information please visit the Ramsay Health Plus website.

 

Inpatient

Eating Disorder Inpatient Program

Frequency/duration

Runs throughout the year. The duration of stay is dependent on the patient's needs.

Who is it for

The Inpatient Eating Disorder Program is suitable for patients who have not responded well to outpatient therapy and are experiencing dangerous malnourishment or bingeing/purging behaviour. It helps participants to develop regular eating patterns by focusing on recovery and developing the knowledge and skills to overcome unhelpful eating behaviours and mindsets.

About the program

The program includes:

  • Supported meals
  • Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Daily therapy groups specific to eating disorders

We offer regular individual dietetic appointments for each patient to monitor food choices and set eating plans.

Group therapy helps patients learn how to manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Goal setting, emotion regulation and problem solving skills are also important components of the treatment package.

All patients are provided care and support specific to their individual needs.

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course. 

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

 

 

 

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder is a psychological difficulty characterised by regular episodes of eating an objectively large amount of food in a discrete time period. Binge episodes are often accompanied by feelings of loss of control, eating alone or in secret, eating very rapidly, and in many cases feelings of guilt and shame.

If you think that you may have Binge Eating Disorder and would like support to help end the cycle, please read the following information to see if you would be suitable for the program.

How do we treat Binge Eating Disorder at Hollywood Clinic?

Day Program

Who is it for

Males and females between 18 and 60 years of age with the following signs of binge eating:

  • Recurring and persistent episodes of binge eating
  • Marked distress regarding binge eating
  • Absence of compensatory behaviours such as purging, laxative use or compulsive exercise
  • Loss of control when it comes to eating resulting in feelings of shame or guilt

Individuals with this disorder are not necessarily overweight or obese, or underweight.

About the program

The Binge Eating Disorder program at The Hollywood Clinic focuses on recovery for participants and assists them to develop the knowledge and skills to overcome unhelpful eating behaviours and mindsets. The program improves eating competency through individualised meal plans and supported eating. It also educates participants on emotional triggers and improves their understanding of the causal and maintaining factors that perpetuate unhelpful behaviours.

The program is coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team including a psychologist and psychiatrist, to provide comprehensive patient support. A specialist dietitian also facilitates the nutritional component of the program.

The psychological treatment approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which helps to change unhelpful or unhealthy habits of thinking, feeling and behaving. This is accompanied by key components of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. 

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course. 

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

 

 

Bulimia Nervosa

Day

Frequency/duration

Once a week for 10 weeks

Who is it for

For people 16 plus and older who need help managing and overcoming bulimia nervosa.

About the program

The Hollywood Clinic’s Bulimia Nervosa program provides patients with tools and support to better understand and manage their condition and to develop a healthier relationship with food. The program is co-facilitated by a psychologist and a dietitian to ensure comprehensive support is provided. 

The program includes:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy aimed at learning how to manage unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours – an evidenced based treatment for bulimia nervosa
  • Mindfulness techniques to manage post meal distress

Supported weekly meal experience.

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practice of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course. 

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

 

 

 



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