Eating and Weight Disorders Program

Program Overview

At the Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program, one of Mount Sinai’s five centers of excellence, we provide cutting edge, evidence-based treatment for individuals of all ages suffering from eating disorders. We offer treatment interventions for children, adolescents and adults with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and obesity.

The Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program offers:

  • Consultations and diagnostic assessments
  • Individualized treatment plans to address each patient's needs
  • Treatment for conditions co-occurring with eating disorders, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and substance abuse
  • Specialized treatment for problems associated with distorted body image, including low self-esteem
  • Treatment specifically tailored to address the unique needs of male patients with eating disorders, obesity, or other body image disturbances
  • Special services for athletes and performers with eating disorders
  • Interventions that include cognitive behavioral therapy and family-based techniques
  • Where necessary, arranging consultations with psychiatrists within the department to evaluate medical conditions related to the eating disorder and/or the use of psychiatric medications
  • Weight loss treatment for overweight individuals using behavioral techniques

The Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program is an affiliate of the New York State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders, and a founding program in the Mount Sinai Women’s Initiative in Psychiatry.

Our Philosophy

We look to science to inform our treatment approaches. At our program, we use the most cutting-edge, well established, research-based treatments that are the most effective, the most rapid, and the most likely to protect against relapse. In addition, we tailor treatments that work for eating disorders to the specific needs of the patient and family to create an individualized treatment plan that ensures our clients receive the best care available.

We employ a stepped-care approach. At the Mount Sinai program, we start with outpatient care, whenever possible, and move upward in treatment intensity only as necessary.

We view the family as a resource in the treatment process. Studies have shown that family involvement is a key ingredient in treatment for adolescents with eating and weight disorders. Rather than being the source of the problem, as many parents fear, family members often prove to be an essential part of the solution.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment:
Tel: 212-659-8724
Fax: 212-849-2561

Address
1425 Madison Ave. (corner or 98th St. and Madison Ave.)
ICAHN Building, Floor 6, Room 32
New York, NY 10029

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