Anorexia Nervosa
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Medical and Psychiatric Features of Patients Hospitalized for Severe Restrictive Eating Disorders: Analysis of 545 Consecutive Patients with Severe Anorexia Nervosa or Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
By Kara Leach, MD Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS


People with severe eating and feeding disorders regularly require hospitalization due to complications inherent to their disease, though formal training regarding this care is limited.

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Kara Leach, MD

Dr. Kara Leach is a Colorado native and earned her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University before her Medical Doctorate degree at University of…
Written by

Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS

Dr. Philip S. Mehler began his career at Denver Health more than 35 years ago and was formerly its Chief of Internal Medicine and then Denver Health’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) until he was promoted…

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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