The Behavioral Health Feeding and Eating Disorders Program 202-476-5980

The Behavioral Health Feeding and Eating Disorders Program offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning for children and adolescents with eating disorders. Depending on the need of the individual, this includes an evaluation by a psychiatrist for diagnostic clarification, therapeutic treatment and medication management (if indicated) of the eating disorder and any accompanying conditions (such as depression, anxiety disorders and behavioral issues). Other aspects of the evaluation and treatment include parent consultation with a nutritionist, family-based or individual therapy and medical monitoring with referral to pediatrics/adolescent medicine as needed. 

We also offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning for infants and young children with feeding disorders. Depending on the needs of the individual patient, this may involve some or all of the following: a psychiatric evaluation, including the observation of a family meal and play time, as well as evaluation for need of medication management. This is done as part of a multidisciplinary assessment in collaboration with a nurse practitioner, a nutritionist and gastroenterologist, and consultation with speech and occupational therapy. 

Parent training for management of eating and other behavioral concerns. 

Our Focus

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, (ARFID) including Infantile Anorexia, Sensory Food Aversion, Post-Traumatic Feeding Disorder and other food intake disorders.

Evidenced-Based Therapies Offered for Eating Disorders

  • Family Based Therapy (FBT) in the Maudsley Treatment Model for Anorexia Nervosa
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders

The Behavioral Health Feeding and Eating Disorders Program Team

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