Inpatient or outpatient eating disorder treatment?

In this article we discuss the different Levels and Types of Eating Disorder Treatment. ISA Power does not provide inpatient treatment and/or hospitalization, but we do wish to inform you about what is best for you or your beloved one. The severity of the eating disorder will determine the treatment you or your loved one should have. Usually professionals will motivate for outpatient treatment, unless your health is at risk. Below you will find the most common types of eating disorder treatment:

✿ Outpatient Eating Disorders Treatment

This type of treatment is the least restrictive level of care.  Men and women participating in outpatient programs may see a nutritionist, therapist and other recovery professionals approximately 2-3 times per week.  This level of care can be helpful to those who need to continue to work or attend school.  Outpatient treatment is also desirable for those who do not have the insurance to cover higher levels of care but are looking for assistance to stay in recovery.

✿ Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Eating Disorders Treatment

This level of treatment is designed for men and women who do need more support than outpatient treatment but still have some flexibility to remain in school or work.  Programs at this level usually meet at individualized times for the participant, ranging from 2-5 days a week.Treatment options typically include individualized therapy, personalized nutrition consultation, topic focused groups, and/or family support groups.

✿ Residential Eating Disorders Treatment

At this level of care, individuals are provided with 24 hour care at a live-in facility.  Constant medical supervision is placed over every participant, which makes it effective in monitoring health conditions.  These treatment programs are usually very structured, offering a type of setting that allows a man or woman to focus solely on physical and psychological healing.  Everything needed is provided in one central location.

✿ Inpatient / Hospital Treatment Eating Disorder Treatment

This level of treatment offers continuum of care 24 hours a day in a hospital setting.  The primary focus of this level of care if medical stabilization and interruption of weight loss, with typical stays less than 3 weeks.  Once the individual is considered to be medically stable, they are usually discharged to a residential treatment center for ongoing care.

If you are looking for outpatient help, an inspring event, workshop, or online program please contact us.

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