Eating Disorders

The Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program provides individualized, compassionate, evidence-based care for patients age 8-22 with eating disorders. Our interdisciplinary services are provided by adolescent medicine physicians, child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, clinical social workers, dietetics, and an educational specialist. 

We offer partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient treatment. When higher levels of care are needed, such as a medical or psychiatric admission, we collaborate closely with the inpatient medical and/or Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit to facilitate these admissions.

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 (5 days/week) and intensive outpatient (3 days/week) 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 includes outpatient visits with a therapist (psychologist or clinical social worker), psychiatrist (when indicated), and adolescent medicine. Our outpatient treatment program primarily utilizes family-based treatment. When clinically indicated, other evidence-based treatment strategies may be utilized, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders.

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

To schedule an evaluation or learn more about the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program, call 877-475-MOTT (877-475-6688) and ask to be directed to the Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program.