Development of an Eating-Disorder Program

  • David L. Tobin
  • Craig Johnson
  • Kevin Franke


Paralleling the rise in incidence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia, there has been a proliferation of programs whose purpose is to provide treatment to patients with eating disorders. These programs present a wide range of treatment philosophies that reflect the diversity of presentation within this patient population. The circumscribed symptom patterns that identify bulimia and anorexia nervosa are often accompanied by a wide spectrum of concomitant symptoms that complicate the clinical picture. Thus, patients must undergo a thorough medical and psychological evaluation, and treatment programs must be prepared to meet a variety of patient needs. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive model for treatment programs attempting to accomplish this goal.


Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorder Personality Disorder Bulimia Nervosa Borderline Personality Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Tobin
    • 1
  • Craig Johnson
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kevin Franke
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and HospitalTulsaUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryNorthwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA

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