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Anorexia and bulimia often require inpatient care and are potentially life-threatening eating disorders. Dr. Mike highly recommends The Bella Vita in Los Angeles which offers inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs.
www.thebellavita.com
A national directory of other programs can be found at:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/
The National Eating Disorder Association offers a staffed help line at: 1.800.931.2237 and is open Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm, EST

Binge eating disorder is the most common of the three major eating disorders and often responds to outpatient treatment. Follow treatment strategies outlined in Diet Rehab. If you are unresponsive to self-guided treatment strategies, find a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist who specializes in disordered eating at:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/
http://www.iceeft.com/
Dr. Mike also highly recommends Overeaters Anonymous as an adjunct to treatment and a place of support and accountability. Find a free meeting in your area at:
http://www.oa.org/

Food addiction often responds to treatment strategies outlined in Diet Rehab. If you are unresponsive to self-guided treatment strategies or find yourself needing additional support, find a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist who specializes in disordered eating at:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/
http://www.iceeft.com/
Dr. Mike also highly recommends Overeaters Anonymous as an adjunct to treatment and a place of support and accountability. Find a free meeting in your area at:
http://www.oa.org/

For obsessive-compulsive disorder or any obsessive symptoms around food and eating including rituals, contamination fears, and food hoarding, these symptoms respond best to cognitive behavioral therapy. Find OCD specialists, including prescribing psychiatrists and cognitive behavioral therapists at:
http://www.ocfoundation.org/findproviders.aspx
http://www.abct.org

For selective eating disorder or picky eating, order the supertaster strips and accompanying workbook available at drmikedow.com. Diet Rehab contains strategies help to treat this disorder. If you need help with a picky eating child, also order Food Chaining by Dr. Mark Fishbein. If self-guided strategies are not effective, find a psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist who specializes in food and eating-related problems at:
http://www.iaedp.com/
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-help-today/

While many therapists treat couples and families, therapists who are listed on these websites have advanced training to deal specifically with relational dynamics present in couples and families:
http://www.gottmanreferralnetwork.com/
http://gettingtheloveyouwant.com/directory
http://www.iceeft.com/

While many therapists treat sex and relationship issues, therapists listed on these websites are board registered sexologists and sex therapists with advanced training in issues related to sex:
http://www.americanboardofsexology.com/
http://www.aasect.org/

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Dr. Mike Dow Bio

Dr. Mike is a member of the California Psychological Association....