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ERC Dallas Inpatient Treatment Center Now Admitting Patients

On October 24th, the Dallas-based eating disorder treatment facility opened its new Inpatient Treatment Center to expand access to care for patients and families.
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Below, Stephanie Setliff, MD, Medical Director of ERC Dallas, discusses the new center. “There is a serious need for more inpatient beds to meet the eating disorder recovery needs of the 30 million people living in Northern Texas. ERC Dallas’ new 24-bed treatment center more than doubles the region’s existing inpatient bed capacity so we can help more patients and families,” explains Stephanie Setliff, MD, Medical Director of ERC Dallas. “With the addition of Inpatient and Residential levels of care, ERC Dallas now offers the full spectrum of specialized eating disorder treatment, meaning patients and families can access world-class care in their home community.” “Specific to eating disorder treatment for children and adolescents, it is imperative that programming be offered in a space that meets their emotional and developmental needs and offers complete separation from adult treatment programming,” continues Dr. Setliff. “Treatment for children and adolescents at ERC Dallas is rooted in the Family-Based Treatment (FBT), widely considered the gold-standard of eating disorder treatment for kids. This approach recognizes that eating disorders affect whole families, and engages parents as agents of change in the recovery process through education, multifamily group therapy and family therapy. Meal planning and dietary education involve patients and families alike, while an experiential kitchen offers a homelike setting for families to prepare meals and eat privately (when appropriate in their level of treatment). Additionally, ERC Dallas offers a comprehensive educational component to ensure young patients can remain in school while seeking treatment for their life-threatening illness. Patients work with a licensed teacher who liaises with teachers and counselors to support ongoing educational progress without overwhelming the patient, including up two hours of formal studies each day (as appropriate).”

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