For patients & carers;
who do we see?
- Very low weight patients who are not sufficiently
supported by standard outpatient therapy. Patients seen by ANITT would
not usually be working or studying full-time, and if they were, they
might be required to take time off for recovery
- Patients about to be discharged from hospital
- We can also offer advice to your GP if you have very
low weight anorexia but are not in contact with specialist services
professionals, who do we see?
ANITT provides a service to 2 groups
of patients with a primary diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa.
- The Intensive Treatment Program is designed for patients
with complex needs who are unable to be supported sufficiently by standard
outpatient care. Entry to this program requires very low weight (BMI
less than 15) and / or rapidly falling weight. Most patients who are
accepted onto the intensive treatment program would stay with ANITT
for a year, at which point, further treatment options would be reviewed
- Patients with a primary diagnosis of anorexia
nervosa who are about to be discharged from inpatient treatment (either
from a medical or psychiatric ward). ANITT will consult with the inpatient
facility and, if appropriate, participate in discharge planning. Patients
will be supported through the difficult transition from inpatient to
outpatient care and will be allocated a keyworker who will discuss initial
treatment goals and carry out a thorough assessment. Following this
assessment, patients will either be offered intensive treatment with
ANITT, or referred to standard outpatient therapy.
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