Treatment for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are psychiatric illnesses that affect more than 10 million children, adolescents, and adults, most of whom are between the ages of 12 and 35. These are not just about weight - they are ways for people to cope with underlying emotional issues. The recovery process, therefore, involves much more than treatment for the physical illness.

Through the RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network serving New Jersey, we are pleased to offer stigma-free treatment to anyone in need, especially those suffering from the effects of eating disorders.

These disabling and often long-term illnesses typically result in depression, shame, and isolation. They disrupt families, interrupt schooling, damage careers, destroy relationships, and can even bring about sometimes deadly medical complications.

However, with proper treatment, individuals living with eating disorders can develop appropriate inner resources and look forward to once again living normal, productive and happy lives.

We are proud to offer a nationally recognized Eating Disorders Program, which offers a multidisciplinary team approach to address the biological, psychiatric, psychological, and social issues related to these diseases. Our comprehensive services include individual, group and family therapy; medication management and education; nutrition education; nursing education; self-help groups; occupational therapy; and recreation therapy. We also hold specialized group therapy sessions on topics such as body image, spirituality and women's issues.

If you or a loved one are dealing with the effects of an eating disorder, please do not hesitate to call our Access Center, offering 24-hour consultative services regarding mental health treatment. Just call 1-800-300-0628 and learn about our available care and treatment near you.