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February 8, 2007

Eating disorder center expands

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) last month opened its expanded Center for Overcoming Problem Eating (COPE).

The renovation expanded COPE from 11 to 20 beds, and will allow care for more children, adolescents and adults with anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

COPE programs include: inpatient services, which provide for patients who are severely underweight and/or are in need of medical or psychiatric stabilization; a partial hospitalization program, which focuses on restoring adequate nutrition and body weight, with equal emphasis placed on learning behavioral strategies to address the symptoms of disordered eating while teaching skills to help patients manage their eating disorder; an intensive outpatient program, which provides treatment for patients who have returned to work or school, but still may need a structured program to promote recovery, and an eating disorders clinic, which provides assessment services, medical and nutritional counseling and therapy on an outpatient basis.

For more information, contact COPE at 412/647-9329.

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