Eating disorders are psychological illnesses in which emotions and thinking patterns cause a person to adopt harmful eating habits. They are often a way of coping with stress or even depression.
UT Southwestern Medical Center offers comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related disorders. Our Eating Disorders Program helps patients to learn healthy eating habits and to resolve psychological factors that contribute to their condition. Both children and adults are treated, with appropriate treatment methods for their particular age group.
Our physicians and researchers have access to the latest scientific findings and treatments for eating disorders that affect children, adolescents, and adults.
Some of these recent research findings include:
The program offers inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient services, with an emphasis on intensive outpatient group treatment. Because UT Southwestern is a leading research and teaching hospital, mental health care providers have access to the latest treatments for eating disorders: