Your first steps with us
All patients have a personal case manager who takes care of them throughout the entire treatment. During the treatment, the patient meets with the same physician, dietician and case manager. The aim of the eating evaluation is to determine a diagnosis, the degree of severity, and to exclude diagnoses unrelated to eating disorders.
The remission criteria and the criteria for partial remission are explained thoroughly to the patient and their family. Blood tests are taken and a thorough physical examination is made at start of treatment.
After a thorough eating evaluation by a senior case manager and a physician, an individual treatment plan is developed with the patient. This plan includes a meal plan, short-term and long-term goals, a body-weight plan, as well as plan for sleep, rest and physical activity. Every sixth week, the eating behavior, psychological symptoms and quality of life measures are assessed for each patient.
Antidepressants and other psychoactive drugs are decreased
gradually to be completely withdrawn during the two first months of treatment.
There are two known risk factors for anorexia; dieting and high physical activity. In most cases the weight loss starts with low caloric, vegetarian food. Unfortunately, this can lead to nutrient deficiency. Patients suffering from an eating disorder because they eat too little should eat a variety of food to prevent this effect.
For this reason, Mandometer Clinics encourage patients to vary their diet, refrain from eating vegetarian foods during treatment, gradually eat fish and chicken and eventually also meat. Patients do best in treatment by eating various foods, but those who are on a vegetarian diet for religious or medical reasons are exempt. Children do much better in treatment on a non-vegetarian diet, they improve rapidly and they seldom relapse.