Residential treatment/ residential care (RC): An advanced treatment option that entails less intense medical monitoring than hospital-based care, but more than day treatment/PHP or outpatient programs. Care in residential facilities usually lasts several months. RC is necessary when an individual is unable to make needed progress in renutrition and weight restoration on an outpatient basis. Treatment typically consists of: individual and group therapy, family groups, dietary consultation/education and therapeutic meals, didactics and groups that address developing skills, psychiatric and medical management, pharmaceutical treatment, and milieu activities such as art therapy, body image groups, recreational activities and exposure outings. See F.E.A.S.T.
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