Outpatient treatment is a level of care for eating disorders in which the patient resides at home for all forms of outpatient treatment. There are three types: 1) Individualized Outpatient treatment team: The patient lives at home and works with team of providers i.e. Maudsley family therapist, individual therapist, dietitian, psychiatrist, and adolescent medicine specialist. 2) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): The patient lives at home but attends therapeutic programming at a clinic for a minimum of 3 hours per day, 3 days per week. 3) Partial Hospitalization (PHP) or Day Hospitalization: The patient lives at home and attends therapeutic programming a minimum of 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. Outpatient care is often viewed as a first line intervention in hopes of preventing a higher level of care and/or as a step down from a higher level of care Additional information.
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