With treatment, many individuals with eating disorders recover. A multidisciplinary (team) approach - which may involve a primary care physician, nutritionist, psychotherapist, and psychopharmacologist - is central to the success of treatment. Here are some ways to start assembling a team of professionals for you or someone you know:
- Consult your family physician.
- Check with your local hospital. Eating disorder programs and services may be available
through psychiatry or adolescent medicine departments.
- Contact student health services at local colleges. Some colleges participate in eating
disorders screening programs.
- Phone a hotline. In Massachusetts call the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association at (617) 558-1881. In other regions, call the National Eating Disorders Association Information and Referral Hotline (800) 931-2237.
- Inquire at local therapy institutes and counseling centers. They may refer you to
individual specialists, self-help groups, or support groups for family and friends.
Please note: Individuals using this site should bear in mind that the
information it provides is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace
the advice of your physician or other medical professionals. If you or someone you know
has symptoms of eating disorders described in this Web site, please consult your
Please note also that our listing of support organizations and treatment facilities does
not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or institutions.
This page was last updated on 6/29/12.