Eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating, are becoming increasingly prevalent throughout western countries. According to The National Institute of Mental Health, between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of girls and women (i.e. 5-10 million people) and 1 million boys and men in the US suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or other associated dietary conditions. Estimates suggest that as many as 15% of young women adopt unhealthy attitudes and behaviors about food.
Dr. Whitman has developed an Adolescent Eating Disorders treatment methodology that takes a family-based approach and integrates loved ones into the healing process. His unique approach addresses the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the individual while aligning the family as powerful agents of support and healing. A typical treatment schedule includes individual therapy, group therapy and nutritional counseling for the individual, as well as nutritional education for the family and family therapy.
Dr. Michael J. Whitman
Beverly Hills Psychologist