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Pediatric Eating Disorders

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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Treatment for Eating Disorders at Children's National Hospital

Our experts in the Eating Disorders Clinic emphasize a personal approach to care that addresses the physical, nutritional, psychological and emotional aspects of these disorders. Discover more about the treatments we offer.

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Eating Disorders

    Departments that Treat Eating Disorders

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    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.

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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.

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    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's National offers assessment, diagnosis and care for children and teens with behavioral, emotional and developmental disorders.