For those seeking treatment for eating disorders and related behavioral health issues, The Manometer Clinic provides a range of programs across the world. All told, the organization has clinics in Melbourne, Australia; Alingsås and Stockholm, Sweden and New York City, New York. It uses a self-developed system of treatment based on 20 years of research into eating disorders rather than standard 12-step or CBT/DBT-based approaches. While The Mandometer Clinic does offer inpatient treatment at its main location in Stockholm, it also provides outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) at its other locations.
Treatment and Staff
Before treatment begins, clients meet with case managers and go through an intake assessment and eating evaluation to help the staff develop their care plans. As the Stockholm clinic is the only one that offers inpatient care, those seeking stabilization or detox services may need to get a referral before continuing on to therapy. Outpatient plans typically run from 8 am to 4 pm, decreasing in intensity as clients progress in their recovery.
In each program, participants work extensively one-on-one with a personalized case manager who helps design their care plans. As with inpatient care, clients set short and long-term goals, list their triggering foods and lay out broader life plans. The majority of the program consists of supervised eating sessions with the Mandometer, a device which tracks how fast clients are eating and how full they feel to normalize their eating behaviors. After clients eat, they do heat therapy followed by periods of rest to break the pattern of exercise as self-punishment after eating. Physical exercise is mostly discouraged while clients regain weight. In addition to healing eating habits, participants are encouraged to work on social skills, cooking skills, relationships and self-improvement in other areas as well. Dual diagnosis support and medication management services are available as well.
The staff at the Mandometer Clinic consists of doctors, psychiatrists, RNs, dietitians, case managers and additional Master’s-level clinicians.
As mentioned, those seeking more intensive care can be referred to the Mandometer Clinic’s inpatient location in Stockholm as necessary. Those who complete a program can work with the clinic for up to five years of follow-up and aftercare, both for the health of each client and for the organization’s own research and records.
Overall, the Mandometer Clinic’s outpatient programs provide an innovative method for treating eating disorders based on 20 years of research. Rather than employing a 12-step oriented or CBT/DBT-based approach, the organization focuses on changing cognition by changing behavior first through Mandometer eating sessions, heating therapy and rebuilding clients’ social lives. While the method is somewhat unorthodox and costs may vary by insurance and length of stay, those seeking a flexible and forward-looking treatment program may want to consider The Mandometer Clinic’s outpatient options.
The Mandometer Clinic Outpatient
Hälsovägen 7, Box 4006
141 04 Huddinge, Sweden
261 East 78th St
New York, NY 10075
412 Bay St
Brighton, Victoria 3186
The Mandometer Clinic Outpatient Cost: Call for cost; varies by insurance and length of stay. Reach The Mandometer Clinic by phone at 46 (0)8 556 406 00 (Huddinge), +46 (0)322 285 850 (Alingsås), +61 (0)3 9596 57 18 (Melbourne) and +1 646-386-7745 (New York City), or by email at [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected]. Find The Mandometer Clinic on Facebook and Twitter
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