The Royal Free London CAMHS eating disorder service has been running a highly successful and innovative eating disorder service since 2001. It is now one of the largest CAMHS eating disorder services in the country, currently covering six North London boroughs. Find out how we care for our patients.
The service aims to help young people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or atypical variations of these disorders, to recover fully in the community. The service consistently achieves excellent clinical outcomes and satisfaction ratings from our patients and their parents.
A key aim for us is to try and help young people avoid admissions into eating disorder units. While eating disorder units should always have a place in the treatment options for young people with eating disorders, we believe that they should be for the minority and as a last resort.
Research suggests that in-patient care for eating disorders offers no advantages over community treatment and has more disadvantages. The vast majority of our patients make full recoveries with us in the community.
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