Some patients need residential care, others need outpatient care, and still others whose bodies have been impaired medically need physical treatment in the hospital. Often patients need some follow-up care for months or years, and many patients relapse. The nature of both the physical and mental component of eating disorders makes them one of the most complex mental disorders to treat, says Grefe.Some health insurers don't cover eating disorders at all, trying to minimize their risk of an expensive health problem. Others cover a 30-day residential treatment and/or some outpatient therapy with an eating disorder specialist or psychiatrist, but often with a lifetime limit on visits.
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