Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a medical illness and one of the most deadly eating disorders in children. There are two distinct sub-types of anorexia: restricting AN and purging AN. A proper diagnosis is essential to ensure your child gets the appropriate treatment for their specific symptoms and eating disorder behaviors. For a description of important signs and symptoms of both subtypes of anorexia please see Signs and Symptoms.

Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa in Children

Kartini Clinic’s anorexia treatment program combines evidence-based, family-centered psychotherapy in combination with medical guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our multidisciplinary staff of pediatricians and therapists specifically trained to treat children with eating disorders work together to treat the whole child, not just symptoms of the eating disorder. We provide medical stabilization (including hospitalization under our own service), partial hospitalization (PHP, aka “day treatment”), and tailored outpatient follow-up programs.

If you are looking for eating disorder help or would like more information about any of our programs, call us at 971-319-6800 and speak to our intake coordinators. For your convenience, you may also submit an online request. We answer all requests promptly. We also urge everyone to take a moment to watch our diagnostic video, “Spotting the Tiger: Recognizing Early Signs of Eating Disorders in Children”