Effective treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia requires a multidisciplinary team approach. Our inpatient and partial hospitalization psychiatrists are specialists in eating disorder treatment. We oversee a collaborative team including therapists, social workers, and dietitians who will work with you on all aspects of the disorder.
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Eating Disorder NOS
Bay Psychiatric Associates staffs one of the only inpatient units with specialized eating disorder programming in California. These adult and adolescent programs are intended for men and women struggling with severe symptoms such as extreme loss of body weight, food refusal, and certain medical complications. Our inpatient team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and registered dieticians, all with specialized knowledge of this area.
For patients who wish to stay at home during treatment, we also have a Partial Hospitalization Program specifically for eating disorders. In this day treatment program, we use evidence based, effective CBT and DBT informed psychotherapy interventions as well as structured meal plans and nutritional assistance from the registered dieticians. Psychiatrists trained in eating disorder management meet with patients regularly for medication management and psychotherapy.
We also offer a free monthly family support group for patients and families coping with this diagnosis.
In the Partial Hospitalization (PHP) or Day Treatment program, patients participate in group based therapy for a full day and return home at the end of the day. Breakfast, lunch, and day time snacks are eaten in monitored groups, but patients are responsible for managing their own dinner and evening snack at home. This level of care provides a very high level of support and therapy and is a full time commitment, but does allow the patient to be independent in their housing and work on meal planning independently. BPA does not currently run an unlocked residential treatment program.