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Get Help

If you think you or someone you know is battling an eating disorder, don’t be afraid to talk to someone about it.

ANAD helpline (630) 577-1330, operates 9 AM-5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday and can help you find the treatment to fit your needs. If you prefer email, please contact us through anadhelp@anad.org. *

Holiday Hours:  Wednesday, January 1st Closed

ANAD Support groups meet weekly, biweekly or monthly. Find a Support Group

There are several levels of treatment for eating disorders, these include weekly support groups, outpatient treatment with a therapist, psychiatrist and dietitian, partial hospitalization, and finally inpatient or residential treatment. Our listings are for your consideration. We encourage you to screen these therapists for yourself and decide who is best for you. Also, our online list is not exhaustive. 

Outpatient treatment might be meeting with a psychotherapist on a weekly basis.  More intensive outpatient treatment might be weekly meetings with a psychotherapist, psychiatrist and dietitian, who all work together on your recovery.  Finally, some hospitals have outpatient programs that meet five to seven days a week for a few hours and include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and group meetings with the psychotherapist, psychiatrist, dietitian and other hospital staff.  Find Treatment

Intensive Outpatient or IOP typically occurs in a specialized setting where clients will typically attend two or three times a week. Clients will have access to all the services in one location, which usually include individual therapy, nutritional therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and more.

Day Treatment or Partial Hospitalization are a step up from outpatient treatment, and most meet daily.  They are generally eight to twelve hours of the day, and one or two structured/supported meals are provided at the facility. Clients will return home to sleep at night.

The most intense level of treatment is Inpatient or Residential treatment. This involves living in a residential facility or hospital and includes eating all meals, performing all daily activities, and a significant level of treatment individually and in groups.

Residential Treatment provides 24-hour care for those who are medically stable but who are still engaaging in eatig disorder behaviors.  Intensive supervision and support are provided.

Inpatient Treatment is for those individuals who are in significant physical danger and/or medically unstable -24-hour care in a medical or psychiatric unit which is designed to handle medical complications, begin weight restoration, respont to other self-destructive behaviors, and begin psychological intervention.

 

*ANAD does not give medical advice or treatment and we are not a health care provider. It is important to realize that the information that appears on the ANAD website is not meant as replacement for proper care from a doctor, therapist, nutritionist, etc. Information provided by ANAD is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychological care. It is vital that you talk with your physician and a qualified mental health professional regarding eating disorder symptoms and treatment. Minors should consult with a legal guardian or other adult when considering treatment and providers.

Referral information is supplied solely by the providers themselves and is not checked or warranted by ANAD.  Providers who register as members pay annual membership dues and as part of their membership benefits they are listed on the ANAD website. ANAD does not endorse or recommend the practitioners on its site. You are responsible for interviewing and selecting the practitioner. By requesting resources and referrals you understand and agree that ANAD and it’s affiliates are not responsible for any listed providers’ services, or lack thereof.