The term eating disorders refers to a variety of conditions that involve abnormal eating behaviors. Eating disorders are serious mental health problems that can be life-threatening, so they require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Two of the most common eating disorders among adolescents and young adults are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
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Treatment for Eating Disorders at Children's National Hospital
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Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders
Departments that Treat Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders Clinic
The Eating Disorders Clinic treats adolescents and teens with eating disorders.
Bone Health Program
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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.