Expertise and rankings

  • Experience and expertise. Skilled experts at Mayo Clinic treat more than 600 people with eating disorders each year.
  • Team approach. Mayo's team may include psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, dietitians and other medical professionals as needed who will coordinate treatment. People with an eating disorder that's complicated by complex medical conditions especially can benefit from Mayo Clinic's coordinated team approach to care.
  • Family-based program. Mayo Clinic provides a family-based therapy program for children and teenagers with anorexia or bulimia. Parents and family members become an important part of the treatment team and learn ways to help their loved one recover.
  • Successful outcomes. In general, children and teenagers treated with family-based therapy for anorexia or bulimia have higher recovery rates than those treated with other approaches.
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