Our Approach to Treatment

The UCSF Eating Disorders Program provides comprehensive outpatient services for the assessment, treatment, and follow-up of adolescents with eating disorders. 

Our program provides outstanding care for young people (up to age 25) with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, binge eating disorder, and other eating disorders.

  •  Our faculty are internationally renowned for developing and advancing family-based treatment approaches supported by evidence.
  • We provide patients with a comprehensive approach to treatment, addressing psychological, medical, and dietary needs in the inpatient medical stabilization unit and outpatient setting.
  • As the primary caregivers, parents are seen as the best resource to help a young person recover from an eating disorder and are supported by our team of experts. Young adults may also choose to include their family or significant others in treatment.
  • Medical appointments are available throughout the Bay Area (see our Contact Us page for locations)

Eating Disorders Assessment

Assessments are needed in order to make proper diagnoses and recommendations for treatment. The UCSF Eating Disorders Program has an extensive assessment process to ensure that the program is a good fit for you/your child’s treatment needs. The initial assessment procedure incorporates a combination of self-report questionnaires and interviews for the patient and caregivers that ask about eating disorder symptoms, as well as other psychiatric concerns.