When Inpatient is Needed

Signs indicating inpatient care is needed for eating disorders:

  • The person has been in outpatient care and has not been showing improvement.
  • A medical condition is present due to the disorder.
  • The person is self harming.
  • The person cannot control restricting or purging behaviors without strong supervision.
  • There are trauma issues which would be too difficult to uncover and deal with in outpatient.
  • There is a secondary diagnosis present that would benefit from intensive focused treatment.