At CEDM, patients suffering from a wide range of eating disorders receive their medical, nutritional, and psychological treatment in a peaceful, rural atmosphere. We provide state-of-the-art care in a professional and therapeutic environment. In addition, CEDM is a clinical eating disorder internship site for many New England universities, including the Eating Disorder Institute at Plymouth State University, and participates in national and international eating disorder research studies.
Our unique outpatient program provides all the necessary outpatient medical and mental health treatment components under one roof where eating disorder recovery coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy are incorporated into all aspects of care. Members of the treatment team meet regularly for formal case management meetings to closely coordinate patient care.
Patients usually commute from their homes. In cases where the commuting distance is too long, patients and/or family members may choose to stay nearby in a hotel or motel at their own expense. CEDM can provide a list of local accommodations.
The family support group and family/couple psychotherapy are important components of the patient’s comprehensive treatment plan. Participation in these aspects of treatment is essential to a successful treatment outcome. A “Friends and Family” group is held the first Thursday of each month from 7-8 pm.
Preregistration is required.
Prior to admission to CEDM, an initial intake evaluation is conducted to establish diagnoses and determine which level of care is appropriate. Once accepted into the program, the patient receives a physical examination by a family nurse practitioner, followed by an assessment by a psychotherapist. Comprehensive labs recommended by the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and an EKG are obtained on all patients. Other diagnostic testing, such as a bone density scan, is ordered as clinically indicated. Psychiatric and internal medicine consultations are obtained when necessary. The results of these evaluations inform the multidisciplinary treatment team’s comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each patient and level of care determination.
To learn more about how we can help you or your loved one recover from an eating disorder, please contact us at email@example.com or call 603-472-2846.