Careers in Eating Disorder Treatment and Awareness

December 11, 2014 5:43 PM

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Only one in 10 people with eating disorders receive treatment, and among those that do receive treatment, only 35 percent seek treatment at a facility specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.* This disquieting statistic underscores the need for heightened awareness and education initiatives and the need for more specialized treatment options for patients and families.

Eating disorder treatment, direct patient care. There are a myriad of opportunities to work with eating-disordered patients in a clinical setting, due in part to the complexity of these illnesses. Many disciplines are important in the comprehensive treatment of eating disorders, including therapists...

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