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Will My Child Be Hospitalized_

By Sara Rattigan | Published February 27, 2019 | Full size is 384 × 864 pixels

Most patients with eating disorders are treated outside of the hospital setting, but your doctor may require hospitalization if your child: • Is having a medical emergency (severe, quick weight loss or heart problems) • Can’t break a severe binge-starve cycle • Needs to have a severe eating disorder evaluated more thoroughly and quickly than can typically be done on an outpatient basis, particularly if the child or family is in crisis • Has recently had, or threatened to have, a suicide attempt

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Most patients with eating disorders are treated outside of the hospital setting, but your doctor may require hospitalization if your child:
• Is having a medical emergency (severe, quick weight loss or heart problems)
• Can’t break a severe binge-starve cycle
• Needs to have a severe eating disorder evaluated more thoroughly and quickly than can typically be done on an outpatient basis, particularly if the child or family is in crisis
• Has recently had, or threatened to have, a suicide attempt

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