Psychiatric and Medical Care for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect mind and body and require a coordinated approach to care. Effective eating disorder treatment often includes psychotherapy and medical treatment by a physician or eating disorder psychiatrist. Psychotherapy addresses the mental health components of eating disorders including co-occurring mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mood disorders. Physicians and eating disorder psychiatrists coordinate physical medicine to diagnose and monitor physical patient health as well as to prescribe and manage any medications that may be necessary for treatment. 

Turnbridge eating disorder clients will have vital sign and weight measurements taken during each office visit to measure progress. Blood and urine samples may also be collected as deemed appropriate by the client care team. A dietician works with each client and coordinates with the client’s care team to plan meals and discuss healthy eating behaviors.