Revolutionary Program for Eating Disorders Opens in US; Has High Success Rates
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The first US clinic using a revolutionary treatment program for eating disorders has opened in San Diego, CA. This innovative new program called Mandometer Treatment, developed in Sweden, has shown a remarkable 75 percent success rate among those with eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia. This nutritional program teaches patients to eat normally and recognize natural feelings of satiety using a patented computer-based biofeedback system. First, the rate at which a normal person would eat a meal and the amount eaten to become satiated is programmed into the Mandometer. Over time, patients learn to eat normally using this feedback and adapt eating speed and satiety to curves displayed on the computer monitor. "Most patients treated to remission with our method recover from their eating disorders," said Cecilia Bergh, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Eating Disorders in Sweden and president of Mandometer Inc. "Other medical treatments for eating disorders have, at best, a 50 percent recovery rate, and a very high relapse rate." Treatment time averages about 12 months and, based on published research studies, a remarkable 93 percent of Mandometer(R) patients in Sweden remain well for a minimum of one year. A multi-disciplinary team at the Clinic is comprised of medical experts in gastroenterology, pediatrics, family practice, endocrinology, internal medicine, psychiatry and psychology. To start the program, patients are assessed by a doctor. The most seriously ill are treated first as an inpatient at a local hospital under attentive direction of Mandometer's San Diego Medical Director Louis Maletz, M.D. Nearly all of those battling an eating disorder are women. The Mandometer(R) team treats several of the widely accepted symptoms of eating disorders, including abnormal eating behavior with no true sense of satiety, low body temperature, an extreme or fanatical level of physical activity and a disordered social life. "Eating disorders are very difficult to treat, afflicting more than 5 million Americans and more than 14 million people worldwide," explains Per Sodersten, professor of the Section of Applied Neuroendocrinology at Karolinska Institute, and Bergh developed this treatment in 1991 at the Center for Eating Disorders in Sweden. Data from the Mandometer(R) program is used for research and to substantiate success rates at the clinic. The Mandometer(R) program in Sweden is an extremely effective program with 100 patients presently in treatment and 200 others waiting to be treated, reports Bergh. For more information visit www.mandometer.com or call 858-451-1008. The US Mandometer(R) Clinic for Eating Disorders, a subsidiary of Swedish company AB Mando, offers treatment for anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. This innovative program has a 75 percent success and 10 percent relapse rate. The US Mandometer Clinic for Eating Disorders is located at 11777 Bernardo Plaza Court, San Diego, CA 92128. Photo available at www.mandometer.com
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