SunCloud Health offers both Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP). Our PHP runs Monday through Friday from 9am-3:30pm, while our IOP is available three to five times weekly from 4-7pm. Both programs are available at our Naperville, Chicago, and Northbrook centers. Designed for adolescents requiring varying levels of support, we provide dedicated time for schoolwork and maintain direct collaboration with their schools. Our approach sets us apart from other programs in the Chicago region. We specialize in treating depression, substance use disorder, eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD, school refusal, and other behavioral health conditions. Please contact us for an assessment to determine if our offerings are the right fit for the needs of your child, patient, or student.
Eating Disorder Treatment for Adolescents
Teen eating disorders affect many adolescents and youth, determining if they have an eating disorder, and how to address it is not an easy task for parents and loved ones. Eating disorders in teens may be mild or extreme and can easily go undetected by adults. For teens and young adults, there are many challenges as they undergo changes to their physical appearance, struggle to feel comfortable in their bodies, and feel pressured to look a certain way by classmates, school, the media, and the internet. Disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia can have serious effects and consequences for youth struggling with them. There are also serious and often fatal illnesses that are associated with severe disturbances in adolescents’ eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Preoccupation with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
Two psychiatric eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia, are on the increase among teenage girls and young women and often run in families. These two eating disorders also occur in boys, but less often. Symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia are characterized by a preoccupation with food and a distortion of body image. Many teenagers hide these serious and sometimes fatal disorders from their families and friends.