«The widening scope of telehealth, telemedicine, and remote patient monitoring (RPM) now extends to eating disorder treatment. San Diego’s Equip recently announced funding that will enable expansion of its evidence-based eating disorder treatment. Equip’s program is an at-home Family-Based Treatment (FBT).»

«According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), at least 9% of the U.S population, or 28.8 million people, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating. Eating disorders are the second deadliest mental illness; only opioid overdose causes more deaths each year. Treatment plans tailored for individuals with eating disorders can comprise individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy, medical care, nutrition counseling, and pharmaceuticals, according to Medline. Severe eating disorder cases often require hospital or residential treatment programs. ANAD states the annual economic cost of eating disorders is $64.7 billion.»

Article written by Bruce Brown



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