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Medical Management of Severe Eating Disorders

December 1, 2020
The Doctor Weighs In
Dr. Mehler authored this article for The Doctor Weighs In about medical complications of eating disorders and how they can be managed

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Severe eating disorders are the only mental illnesses regularly accompanied by dangerous, life-threatening medical complications. Significant medical instability results from a number of abnormalities, such as progressive malnutrition, purging behaviors, and blood chemistry abnormalities.

In fact, the disorder can compromise virtually all of the body’s vital organs and systems.

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ACUTE Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Designation from Anthem
In 2018, the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders & Severe Malnutrition at Denver Health was honored by Anthem Health as a Center of Excellence for Medical Treatment of Severe and Extreme Eating Disorders. ACUTE is the first medical unit ever to achieve this designation in the field of eating disorders. It comes after a rigorous review process.

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