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New Eating Disorders Program at Acadia Hospital

Posted: 10/27/2014

Bangor, ME – Acadia Hospital announces the start of a new program geared specifically to help adolescents and young adults ages 16 and up struggling with eating disorders or eating issues that greatly affect their daily lives. 

The program offers an eight-week series of  intensive outpatient group therapy sessions addressing topics such as Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) skills, health and wellness, self-care, strategies for dealing with thoughts and impulses that lead to unhealthy eating behaviors, and education around nutrition and psychiatric conditions that can affect recovery.

Participants are expected to bring a meal to eat during the supported meal time. Participants need to be medically stable, and will continue with their outpatient treatment team while attending the group. The group is not in lieu of someone getting a higher level of care. The groups run Tuesdays and Thursdays in the late afternoon.

“We expected this program to meet a crucial need in the community, and early feedback indicates that to be the case,” commented Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Julie Balaban, MD.

For questions or to discuss a possible referral, contact Sheri Glazier at 974-6454 or glaziersheri1@aol.com. To schedule an assessment or intake, please contact Acadia’s Access Center at 973-6100.
Acadia Hospital, a member of EMHS, is a fully accredited and licensed non-profit psychiatric hospital whose mission it is to empower people to improve their lives. 

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