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Division of Women’s Mental Health

Klarman Eating Disorders Center

Founded with the generous support of the Klarman Family Foundation, the Klarman Eating Disorders Center (KEDC) provides state of the art treatment for young women ages 16 to 26. Our residential and partial hospital program specializes in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.

Call 617.855.3410 for more information.

The KEDC draws from all of the resources at McLean Hospital to comprehensively treat each patient individually for the best possible outcome. Recognizing that each young woman has a distinct set of issues that contribute to her eating disorder, we also understand that many also struggle with co-occurring mental health problems such as substance abuse, depression, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as trauma and post traumatic stress disorder.

The overarching goals of treatment are to improve symptom control, foster a sense of understanding of the patient’s emotional life and the issues underlying the eating disorder, enhance self-esteem, and build a greater sense of personal and family well-being. Our average length of stay is four to six weeks.

Located in the Bowditch Building, one of several historic buildings on McLean’s Belmont campus, the KEDC is a homelike setting that offers privacy and adequate supervision as well as a strong sense of community. Though McLean Hospital is located only minutes from Boston, its setting offers a pleasant, peaceful environment that enables patients to focus on improving their mental health. The program facilities offer comfortable bedrooms and common areas for groups and conversation.