Eating Disorders

​Types of Eating Disorders:

  • Anorexia Nervosa - People with anorexia have an intense and irrational fear of gaining weight and having body fat. They may believe they're fat, even when well below the normal weight for their height and age. Anorexia is the most fatal eating disorder: some people may die of complications related to starvation, while others die of suicide.

  • Bulimia - People with bulimia go through cycles of bingeing and purging. Bingeing involves eating large amounts of food quickly. This makes people feel physically ill and anxious about gaining weight. Then they purge, which can involve vomiting, depriving themselves of food, over exercising or using laxatives and diuretics.

  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED) - People with binge eating disorder overeat compulsively, consuming huge amounts of food, often all at once. Like the other disorders, people with BED often feel out of control and powerless to stop the behaviour.

Information Retrieved from CAMH

Treatment Options in Ontario:

Category

Family Doctor (GP)

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: Seana Jackson-Brown at 905-522-1155 ext. 33561 or sjackson@stjoes.ca

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Not explicitly. Although, referral to Capacity Building Team can be made once connected with the program.

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED, Other specified ED

Public

Outpatient

Type of Program

Category

Family Doctor (GP), Nurse Practitioner

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: Josephine Cassidy at 905-813-4505

Credit Valley Hospital (Mississauga)

No

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Public

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

Type of Program

Category

Family Doctor (GP), Nurse Practitioner

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: Doretta Mills at 416-340-3430 or doretta.mills@uhn.ca

Toronto General Hospital

No

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Public

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

Type of Program

Category

Family Doctor (GP)

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: Josephine Cassidy, 905-813-4505

Homewood Health Centre (Guelph)

Yes

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Private

Inpatient

Type of Program

Category

Family Doctor (GP)

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: 519-685-8500 ext. 74793

London Health Sciences Centre

No

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Public

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

Type of Program

Category

Unknown

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: 416-495-0926

Waterstone Clinic (Toronto)

Yes

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Private

Outpatient, Inpatient

Type of Program

Category

All sources

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: 905-378-4647 ext.32532 or nedop@niagarahealth.on.ca

Niagara Health

No

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Public

Outpatient

Type of Program

Category

Not required

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: 905-333-5548

Danielle’s Place (Burlington)

Yes

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Peer Support

Outpatient

Type of Program

Category

Physician or

Nurse Practitioner

ED Treated

Allows Active Substance Use?

Referral Source

Contact Information: Cheryl Webb at 905 521 2100 x 73497 

McMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton)

No

Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 

Public

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

Type of Program

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