Eating Disorders

The Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-24 with eating disorders. Interdisciplinary services are provided by Adolescent Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Nutrition, Child and Family Life, and Social Work across the spectrum of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient medical, and inpatient psychiatric services (up to age 18).

We recognize that eating disorders are complicated illnesses caused by genetic, psychological and psychosocial factors, and that neither our patients nor their families are responsible for having developed an eating disorder.

Our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs, designed to honor the importance of families in the recovery process, are built on the principles of family-based treatment, also known as the Maudsley Approach.  

Our outpatient treatment program also primarily utilizes family-based treatment. Our outpatient therapists are also skilled in the use of other treatment strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders, when these modalities of treatment are clinically indicated.

We provide a safe and therapeutic environment where nutritional restoration and behavior change can occur.  Our focus is to help patients, families, and others recognize and develop their own strengths and empower them to take control of symptoms.

Take the Next Step

Schedule an evaluation or learn more about the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 877-475-MOTT (877-475-6688).