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Eating Disorders Treating Children

  • Belmont treats male and female children 13 years of age and older for eating disorders.

    Challenges Treating Children with Eating Disorders

    While children and adolescent patients can be easier to treat than adults who have more well-formed habits, children face their own set of issues when confronting eating disorders.

    Those include:

    • Different developmental stages
    • Confusion as younger patients’ bodies change during puberty
    • More influence from patients’ peers that may invoke eating disorders
    • Less of a developed sense of self
    • Lack of awareness of the consequences of eating disorders on younger patients’ bodies and minds

    Treatment

    In addition, to nutritional care and therapy Belmont provides children and adolescents with:

    • Educational sessions led by Pennsylvania-certified teachers
    • Adjusted medication dosages to better suit their growing bodies
    • Shared inpatient rooms with other children and adolescents of their own age and gender
    • Family involvement to ensure parents and families are involved throughout their child or adolescent’s eating disorders care.

     

  • Questions? Call Us:

    1.800.220.4357

    Accreditation & Partnerships



    Belmont Behavioral Health Seal

    Joint commission gold seal


    Licenses

    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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