Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Program
The professionals at the Penn State Children's Hospital offer a full range of treatment options for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Conditions treated include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Other Non-Specific Eating Disorders. Who should be referred to these programs? Warning signs and symptoms include: preoccupation with food and weight, distortion of body image, restriction of food intake, vomiting after eating and loss of menstrual periods. While criteria for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are well established, it is increasingly evident that many patients especially adolescents may present with symptoms of an eating disorders, that do not fulfill the complete criteria. More...
Research currently being conducted at the Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Program:
- Eating Disorders, Self-Esteem, and Sports Involvement in Female Adolescents: A Comparison Between the General Pediatric Population and the Eating Disorders / Adolescent Medicine Clinic
- The Effects of Written Emotional Disclosure on Eating Disorder Pathology in a Clinical Eating Disordered Population
- Frequency of diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders in patients who are of the Anabaptist faith (such as Amish or Mennonite, for example)
- The Problem-Solving Approach of Adolescent Girls Diagnosed with an Eating Disorder: Toward a Greater Understanding of Control
- The Utility of Human Figure Drawing in the Characterization of Cognitive and Emotional Features of Eating Disorders