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New help for eating disorders

[S]pecialized overnight care is what eating disorder doctors often recommend for their sickest patients, who may suffer from severe psychological and life-threatening medical problems caused by malnutrition. Lack of insurance coverage for extended hospital stays, however, has prompted many facilities to close those units.

At least two Chicago-area hospitals are bucking that trend. Linden Oaks, which is owned by Edward Hospital, expanded its eating disorders program in February, taking over a suite of rooms in the psychiatric hospital for a unit devoted to bulimia and anorexia. Administrators say they needed the specialized inpatient unit to complement the day program. Read the rest of this article at the Chicago Daily Herald.

New help for eating disorders

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

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Grohol, J. (2018). New help for eating disorders. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 22, 2019, from
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