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Director: Angela S. Guarda, M.D.
The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program is a nationally recognized treatment center for anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating disorders. Located in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, we offer comprehensive evaluations, treatment planning, and ongoing care for patients with eating disorders.
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Led by a psychiatrist, our interdisciplinary team includes nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, dieticians, and other specialists. Consultations are available, as needed, from gastroenterology, allergy, cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, and other medical specialties at Johns Hopkins. Medical and nutritional interventions are integrated with physical and psychological therapies to develop a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Our primary goals are to restore the functional capacity, to normalize the eating patterns, and to improve the quality of life of our patients.
The Johns Hopkins Advantage
Nationally recognized program with over 30 years experience in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia and other eating disorders
Daily evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist-led, multidisciplinary team
Integrated inpatient, partial (day) hospital and outpatient programs
Day hospital includes low-cost, overnight, supervised accommodation at our Jefferson House
Treatment of serious medical or coexisting psychiatric conditions
Behavioral, cognitive, dialectical, and supportive therapies in group settings and one-on-one
Family therapy, parent training and family support group
We help our patients:
interrupt unhealthy behavioral cycles and regain control over eating behavior
understand proper nutrition
practice healthy eating by preparing meals, shopping for food, and eating at restaurants with staff supervision
regain comfort with eating in social settings
reduce preoccupation with food and weight
improve communication skills and self-esteem
improve interpersonal, educational and occupational function
set healthier goals and work toward them
Learn more about each of our services (inpatient, day hospital, outpatient and consultation clinic), meet the expert team, have common questions answered, read comments from our patients and families, find important web links, learn about the admissions process, our treatment outcomes, and find opportunities to participate in research projects.
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street, Meyer 101
Baltimore, Maryland 21287
Inpatient and Day Hospital (Partial Hospitalization) Information
Outpatient and Consultation Services