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Eat Weight Disord. 2003 Sep;8(3):242-8.

Adolescents and eating disorders: an examination of a day treatment program.

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  • 1Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital, New York University School of Medicine, Manhasset, USA. IDancyge@nshs.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In this study, we report on our day treatment program (DTP) for adolescents and young adults with eating disorders (EDs).

METHOD:

Data for the 82 female patients in DTP were examined, compared across ED diagnosis and by age (adolescents vs. young adults). At admission, patients completed the Eating Disorder Inventory-2 (EDI-2) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale- II (FACES-II).

RESULTS:

Forty-nine percent of patients successfully completed the day program and 13% required hospitalization following day treatment. Overall, there were no significant differences between the adolescents and adults at discharge of the day program.

DISCUSSION:

With shortened inpatient (IP) hospitalizations, DTPs can provide the long-term care required by many adolescent patients for psychological and physical recovery. This may be particularly important for the development of children and adolescents.

PMID:
14649790
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