Eating Disorders

What to Expect

Inpatient Refeeding Program

Patients with an eating disorder may need to stay in the hospital to stabilize their health and restore normal eating patterns (called refeeding) and to create a plan for recovery. Seattle Children’s inpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (PBMU) treatment team includes medical doctors, dietitians, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, and pediatric mental health specialists. They use treatment approaches that have proven successful in treating and caring for patients with eating disorders. Watch this video to learn from parents and patients about what to expect on the PBMU.