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The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt offers comprehensive, individualized care for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder (BED) as well as avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) and other specified and unspecified eating disorders.

The Center, which has been a national leader in evidenced-based treatment since 1989, provides highly specialized individual, group, family, occupational, art and nutritional therapies and offers a full continuum of eating disorder treatment not found anywhere else in the region. 

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our treatment philosophy and who we treat as well as detailed information about eating disorders, treatment options and supportive resources. If at any time you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.


In the News & On the Calendar...

  • IN THE NEWS: Weight Watchers recently announced that it will offer free diet memberships to teens. This announcement led to parents, physicians, dietitians and therapists around the world speaking out about the harmful effects of encouraging dieting in kids. Please read and share our staff's 10 reasons NOT to introduce dieting during childhood & adolescence. 
 

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Join us in sharing the #LetsCheckIn Campaign

If you're concerned that someone you care about might have an eating disorder, it can be hard to know how to best support them. The Let's Check In materials can provide worried parents, unsure friends or confused co-workers with a guide to help them know when and how to help. 

What you'll find: 

  • Downloadable Resources
  • Video Vignettes
  • Online Self-Assessment

Informed families and caring support people can make a big difference to someone with an eating disorder. Find Out More

 

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On the blog...

Recovering while mothering

By Kristin Norris, LCPC

Pregnancy-related body image concerns combined with the extra stressors of parenting – and feeding – young children can complicate eating disorder recovery efforts. But there are also opportunities and strengths in this new role. Read the blog for helpful tips and key recovery strategies.

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June is #MensHealthMonth

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Boys & Men

25-40% of people with eating disorders are males

Eating disorders have long been miscategorized as purely a women’s issue, even by some healthcare professionals. As a result it’s quite common for major warning signs like excessive exercise or drastic changes to diet to be overlooked or even congratulated in men. Let's change that...

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