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Angela Guarda, M.D. and patients
We help our patients:
Interrupt unhealthy behaviors and gain control over their eating
We help our patients:
Reduce preoccupation with food and weight
We help our patients:
Master healthy eating, social eating settings and relapse prevention skills
We help our patients:
Reach their full potential
42 yrs

Nationally Recognized Program

We have treated thousands of patients with eating disorders since 1976. Our clinical practice integrates the experience of our patients with the latest research findings to maintain the best evidence-based and effective treatment.

Individualized Treatment

Just as no two people are exactly alike, no two eating disorders are exactly the same. We get to know you and your family and individualize your treatment to maximize your recovery.​

reach BMI of 19

Our meal-based approach to anorexia nervosa emphasizes faster weight restoration, balanced eating behavior and relapse prevention skills training. 71% of our patients with anorexia nervosa reach a normal weight before leaving the program - the best known predictor of recovery.

Thinking about Eating Disorders

Johns Hopkins experts answer key questions about what an eating disorders is, what can cause and sustain it, the role of body image, and how co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions can impact treatment.

How We Treat Eating Disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine

At John Hopkins, treatment for eating disorders occurs in a variety of settings: inpatient, partial hospitalization, off-campus residence and outpatient clinic. Program directors explain how the team uses a behavioral approach to intervention, treatment and recovery; the role of parents in treating young people; and how to think about being ready for treatment.


Thank you for intervening at a critical moment in my life. A year ago I believed recovery was impossible. I am truly amazed at what I have been able to accomplish with the help of your program. — patient

What you see in your child is this behavior that is irrational - you feel both helpless and to blame. The expert care we received at Johns Hopkins empowered my two daughters to fight their eating disorder and equipped our family with the tools to understand it and to help them succeed. — parent of patient


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