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Eating disorders are precipitated by a complex interplay of genetic vulnerability, sociocultural pressures, and personal experience. The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorder Program helps patients gain back control over their eating and master healthy eating. Our program provides an individualized approach that helps patients interrupt unhealthy behaviors and reach their full potential.


The Johns Hopkins Difference

40+ 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.

71% 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.

1 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.​

Patient Information

We offer a continuum of care designed to meet every patient's needs. This includes inpatient, day hospital, outpatient, and full consultation services.

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

Letters from Patients and Families

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