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 >
The good news is that with the proper care, full recovery from pediatric anorexia nervosa, pediatric bulimia nervosa and other pediatric eating disorders is possible. 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. It 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 and pediatric anorexia.
Physician services are provided by Atlantic Medical Group and are on staff at Goryeb Children's Hospital.
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Understanding Eating Disorders
Pediatric eating disorders are serious illnesses that require prompt treatment. Two Atlantic Health experts discuss how parents can recognize the signs of an eating disorder as well as where to turn for help.
Eating Disorders Q&A
In this webinar, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session with two Atlantic Health clinicians. They answered questions such as, "what types of eating disorders are there?" and "what are the signs of an eating disorder?"
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.