Opening of Strong Behavioral Health's New Eating Disorders Treatment Service for Adults

September 16, 1998

Date: Friday, September 18, 1998, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location:

Strong Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health, room 1-9300

300 Crittenden Boulevard (old Psychiatry entrance)

(parking available in lot directly across from entrance)

A new eating disorders treatment program for adults, which follows an innovative new treatment philosophy based on the healing power of relationships, officially opens September 18 at Strong Behavioral Health.

The program provides the only comprehensive continuum of care in Monroe County for adults who suffer from anorexia nervosa, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Services are based upon a multi-dimensional treatment approach and include a variety of outpatient group therapy options, individual therapy, nutritional counseling, partial hospitalization, and inpatient care services.

"With over five million Americans suffering from some type of eating disorder, this problem has evolved into a major public health problem," says Jack Herrmann, M.S. Ed., coordinator of community and consumer affairs for Strong Behavioral Health. "Our program treats the anorexic patient, the bulimic patient, and the binge eating patient through a more holistic approach."

The treatment philosophy of the service is premised on the belief that eating disorders are treatable, and that over time, individuals can make a full recovery. The program also emphasizes women's psychological growth and development and the importance of mutual relationships in understanding and treating eating disorders.

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