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Out Eating Disorder Treatment specialties, at our Rancho Palos Verdes, CA residential center specializes in Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, & Orthorexia Recovery.

Treatment Professionals | La Habra, CA

Professional Partner Network

It is important to us at Center For Discovery that our residents have a quality outpatient team to go to after treatment. We look for quality psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors, therapists, dieticians and other treatment professionals in all areas to refer our residents upon discharge. There are also many times when our admissions department receives calls from clients or families that are not appropriate for a Discovery program. In these cases, we provide resources for families looking for specialists in their areas. Simply complete the following online form to get started in our Professional Partner Network.

When To Refer

Center For Discovery follows the American Psychiatric Association Guidlines for appropriate levels of care treating eating disorders. Below is information on when to refer to residential treatment and the medical complications associated with eating disorders.

It is often a difficult decision for physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dieticians and other professionals to decide when to refer patients to residential treatment. However, this moment is critical to recovery and one of the most important decisions a professional will make. Please see below for a few suggestions on when to refer to residential treatment based on the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines to Levels of Care (June 2006).

When to Refer to Residential Treatment

  • Failure to improve in an outpatient setting
  • Inability to provide structured treatment or support system in the home environment
  • Inability to stop maladaptive behaviors
  • Resistant to treatment or help
  • The motivation to recover including cooperativeness, insight, and ability to control obsessive thoughts is poor to fair
  • Possible plan for suicide (or suicide ideation) but no intent

Eating Disorder Residential Treatment 

  • If the client is generally <85% expected body weight 
  • Client is medically stable to the extent that intravenous fluids, nasogastric tube feedings, or multiple laboratory tests are not needed
  • Has difficulty with purging or desire to purge and needs supervision during and after all meals
  • Structure is needed for eating or gaining weight, and needs supervision at all meals or will restrict eating
  • Inability to control amount of exercising 

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