What You Need to KnowAnorexia is a serious medical illness that affects a child's eating behaviors. It's an eating disorder marked by self-starvation.
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Providers Who Treat Anorexia Nervosa
Departments that Treat Anorexia Nervosa
Eating Disorders Clinic
The Eating Disorders Clinic treats adolescents and teens with eating disorders.
Bone Health Program
Orthopaedists at Children's National offer world-renowned expertise and life-changing care, including surgery, for children at high risk for bone fracture.
Psychology and Behavioral Health
In the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health, our child psychologists and other mental health professionals work exclusively with children and teens, emphasizing patient and family-focused care.
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