Jefferson University Hospitals

Anorexia

Eating is a normal biological function and is often pleasurable. Yet for a person struggling with the eating disorder anorexia, it can be a source of tremendous stress and despair.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with anorexia, the medical team of Jefferson's Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior can provide a multifaceted approach to developing a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of medical care, psychotherapy, medication and nutritional therapy.

In severe cases, we can provide inpatient treatment as part of the Eating Disorders Program at the Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment. The Center offers family, group and individual therapy; art, psychodrama and movement therapies; and nutrition and cooking classes. The Center also offers treatment of depression, anxiety or alcohol and drug abuse.

Since anorexia is so prevalent among adolescents, our mental health professionals will work in conjunction with our partner in pediatrics, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which offers the Eating Disorders Program for Adolescents.
 

Request an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.