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What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating DisordersEver Wondered What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders?

Different levels of care exist to treat eating disorders.  The most intense treatment is hospital based Inpatient Treatment followed by Residential Treatment. A Partial Hospitalization Program, otherwise known as Day Treatment, involves spending the day in treatment, and then going home in the evening to spend the night. One meal and/or snack is eaten at home. The next lowest level of care, the one which this article focuses on, is Intensive Outpatient Treatment, otherwise known as IOP.

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Information About Anorexia

Information About AnorexiaInformation About Anorexia Can Save the Life of a Loved One

Anorexia Nervosa is a life threatening mental health illness that affects millions of people each year.  According to the new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a person must meet the following criteria in order to be diagnosed:

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