​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 overweight, 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

Eating disorders are a range of conditions involving an obsession with food, weight and appearance. This obsession negatively affects people's health, relationships and day-to-day living.

Eating Disorders

Treatment Options in Ontario:

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Contact Information: Jennifer Crooks at 905-522-1155 ext. 33433 or jcrooks@stjoes.ca

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED, Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

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

Referral Source

Family Doctor (GP)

Credit Valley Hospital (Mississauga)

Contact Information: Josephine Cassidy at 905-813-4505

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

No

Referral Source

Family Doctor (GP), Nurse Practitioner

Toronto General Hospital

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

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

No

Referral Source

Family Doctor (GP), Nurse Practitioner

Homewood Health Centre (Guelph)

Contact Information: Josephine Cassidy, 905-813-4505

Category

Private

Type of Program

Inpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

Yes

Referral Source

Family Doctor (GP)

London Health Sciences Centre

Contact Information: 519-685-8500 ext. 74793

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

No

Referral Source

Family Doctor (GP)

Waterstone Clinic (Toronto)

Contact Information: 416-495-0926

Category

Private

Type of Program

Outpatient, Inpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

Yes

Referral Source

Unknown

Niagara Health

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

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

No

Referral Source

All sources

Danielle’s Place (Burlington)

Contact Information: 905-333-5548

Category

Peer Support

Type of Program

Outpatient

ED Treated

Anorexia, Bulimia, BED,

Other specified ED

Allows Active Substance Use?

Yes

Referral Source

Not required

McMaster Children's Hospital (Hamilton)

Contact Information: Cheryl Webb at 905 521 2100 x 73497 

Category

Public

Type of Program

Outpatient, Day Hospital, Inpatient

ED Treated

Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 

Allows Active Substance Use?

No

Referral Source

Physician or

Nurse Practitioner