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.
Located on our Belmont, Massachusetts campus, we are a residential and partial hospital treatment program specializing in the treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
The KEDC is a unique program in that we draw from all 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.