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Belmont’s Eating Disorders Program offers a holistic approach that takes physical health, psychological functioning and overall well-being into consideration.
Our philosophy maintains that people with eating disorders need help in two key areas in order to begin their recovery:
When they seek treatment, eating disorder patients may be significantly under their ideal body weight and suffer from severe electrolyte imbalance and other medical issues. To normalize food intake, all Belmont patients are:
Our dietitian will create a specialized nutrition plan for your specific needs, such as vegetarian or kosher diets, or to comply with your food restrictions, in the case of allergies or medical conditions, for example.
Unlike other substance abuse problems, food must be consumed every day for survival and cannot be avoided by those suffering from eating disorders. Being around food or clothing stores can remind those with eating disorders of their body issues and be traumatic.
Holistic Care. The Belmont Center Eating Disorders Program treats individuals with a holistic approach that includes identification and treatment of other mental health or physical issues they may be experiencing.
A comprehensive and individualized approach to understanding a patient’s eating disorder is vital, as it often occurs with other disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder or even complications from bariatric surgery.
Full Range of Therapies. To help patients identify and explore their psychological difficulties with food, weight and body image, we offer a range of therapeutic modalities, including:
Addictions Treatment Track. It is estimated that over half of individuals who suffer from eating disorders have other addictive behaviors, such as drug or alcohol abuse. Patients meet three times per week for group therapy designed to:
Access to an Entire Healthcare Network. Belmont patients benefit from our relationship with Einstein Healthcare Network. Medical consultations are available as needed, from specialists at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Eating disorder patients who require intensive medical care are referred for hospital care and may return to Belmont when they are ready to resume eating disorders treatment.
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