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Pediatric Eating Disorders

Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, are serious illnesses that can result in  both medical and psychological complications. Prompt treatment is essential, but parents are often uncertain if their child has an eating disorder and don’t know where to turn for help. Learn more about eating disorder warning signs >

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The good news is that with the proper care, full recovery from these conditions is possible and the Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System Children's Health can help. Our program is the only one in New Jersey that is exclusive to children ages 8 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 21 and includes parents in all aspects of care from the earliest stages of diagnosis through treatment.

Eating Disorders Specialists

Our multidisciplinary program’s team of health care professionals includes board-certified adolescent medicine physicians, psychologists, a psychiatrist, a child life specialist, nurses, social workers, therapists and nutritionists. All of them are specially trained in providing comprehensive assessments and treatments for eating disorders and related problems. In addition, most of our therapists are certified in Family-Based Treatment – the only evidence-based treatment for anorexia.

Physician services are provided by Atlantic Medical Group and are on staff at Goryeb Children's Hospital.

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Generous Sponsors

Our eating disorders program was developed by and is supported through generous donations from individuals, families and organizations concerned with the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.