Inpatient Treatment for Eating Disorders and Severe Malnutrition
ACUTE is a hospital-based, 30-bed medical stabilization unit treating only patients who are experiencing serious, uncomfortable and life-threatening medical complications from an eating disorder or severe malnutrition.
Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a highly lethal mental disorder manifested by marked food restrictions, resulting in a very thin body habitus, an abnormal focus on body image and a host of medical complications which progress as the malnutrition worsens.
Bulimia nervosa (BN) is an eating disorder characterized by a dangerous cycle of bingeing and purging via compensatory behaviors to rid the body of ingested calories and prevent weight gain.
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a feeding disturbance characterized by a persistent failure to meet appropriate nutritional or energy needs.
Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
A myth in eating disorders is that restrictive eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and ARFID are only are problematic at very low BMIs and % Ideal Body Weight (IBW).
Non-Eating Disorder Severe Malnutrition
Non-tuberculosis mycobacterium infection (NTM, aka MAI), cancer, HIV or other chronic infections can cause significant unintended weight loss and medical instability related to malnutrition.