Eating disorders

Eating disorders affect more than eight million teenagers and young adults in the United States. Yet many of them go undiagnosed because they hide their symptoms. Without proper care, this treatable disease can be fatal.

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health is known throughout the Chicago area for its comprehensive eating disorders program. Led by a team of experienced psychiatrists who specialize in eating disorders, we offer the latest techniques to help adults and adolescents age 13 and older who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and related eating disorders.

Our program offers inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. Through group therapy, nutrition education and exercise counseling, we help individuals address complex psychological issues while treating physical and dietary needs.

Eating disorders treatment

We offer treatment options at a different levels of care, including inpatient, residential and outpatient programs, which allow for continuity of care. Through our programs, we help individuals address complex psychological issues while treating physical and dietary needs with group therapy, nutrition education and exercise counseling.

Arabella House residential care

Arabella—Italian for "answered prayer"—offers residential care for females age 16 and older who are recovering from an eating disorder and need help transitioning back into their daily lives. As one of the only centers in Illinois to offer residential care for eating disorders, Arabella House provides a safe environment that helps residents take responsibility for their own health and happiness.

Candlelight vigil for eating disorders

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health and the National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders (ANAD) host an annual candlelight vigil for those affected by eating disorders.

The vigil is held to motivate and encourage recovery, provide support for families, commemorate those who have lost their lives, and recognize those who have recovered and survived.

For more information on our treatment programs for eating disorders, please call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.