Eating Disorders

 

Eating disorders in children and adolescents can be caused by a variety of factors and can present in many different ways.  As a result, these conditions are often not diagnosed or treated until they have progressed to the point of significant impairment of a young person’s life.  Despite the frequency with which eating disorders may be overlooked, their incidence is in fact quite high.

After a comprehensive evaluation of the causes and manifestations of your child’s problematic eating behaviors, your clinician can target interventions to respond to those factors that may be contributing to the condition, as well as to reverse its course.  Often, treatment of eating disorders in children and adolescents includes participation of parents and it is important for a clinician to coach caregivers in how best to address problematic behaviors, in addition to targeting any underlying disorders present in your child.  Our team provides evidence-based approaches in family-based treatment as part of the overall multi-disciplinary treatment plan for eating disorders, which often includes working with a team of practitioners, such as psychologists and social workers, as a supplement to the care provided by our medical staff.

Providers Who Specialize in Eating Disorders

Erica C. Keen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Matthew Shear, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry