Medical Director: Shauna P. Reinblatt, MD, FRCP(C)
The Child Overeating Clinic (CHOC) is a specialized treatment program designed for children and teens (ages 8—18 years) who are overweight or obese and are struggling with mental health issues or binge eating. Download brochure.
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Youth who are overweight and struggling with mental health issues, including:
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Loss-of-control Eating
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar disorders
- Oppositional behavior
- Sleeping problems
Diagnostic Consultation with a focus on eating behavior such as binge eating.Treatment Program Includes:
- Psychiatric evaluation and follow-up
- Psychosocial treatment such as:
- Behavioral therapy with positive reinforcement
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Consultation offered with nutritionist
- Coordination with your child's doctor
- Education about topics such as healthy eating
Child Overeating Clinic (CHOC)
Community Psychiatry Program
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Mason Lord Building, D2E
5200 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Evening hours occasionally available
DIRECTIONS to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
What is binge eating behavior?
Recognizing the early signs of binge eating behavior is important in order to get appropriate treatment as early as possible so as to promote healthy eating behavior.
Possible early symptoms of childhood binge eating behavior may include (but are not limited to):
- Eating without being able to stop
- Eating much larger amounts of food than other children of the same age on a regular basis
- Eating when not hungry
- Eating when already full
- Eating faster than other children
- Eating in front of others causes embarrassment
- Eating causes feelings of guilt
- Eating when distressed
What is childhood obesity?
Obesity is a medical condition defined by the accumulation of excess body fat which is measured by body mass index (BMI). BMI is interpreted in the context of gender and age given that children are still growing.