The Student Health Center offers several options for students seeking treatment services for eating disorders. Because eating disorders are complex diseases which often affect a student's health, daily activities, academic and interpersonal functioning, a multidisciplinary approach is the standard of care and treatment of choice.
The Eating Disorder Treatment Team (EDTT) at the Student Health Center offers an interdisciplinary team approach to the treatment of eating disorders. The EDTT is comprised of individuals employed by the university such as mental health clinicians, medical care providers, and dietitians.
Students whose conditions are deemed by the EDTT to be within the scope of treatment provided by the Student Health Center will be offered a treatment package that includes:
In the event that the student's presenting condition warrants more intensive and/or long-term care, as determined by the EDTT, the student will be provided an appropriate referral outside of the University setting. In severe cases, a referral for hospitalization or inpatient/day treatment may be warranted. For these students and their families, the EDTT will assist in providing appropriate hospitalization referrals and/or recommendations.
LSU Staff/Faculty/Administrators can refer students to the EDTT by contacting Dr. Stokes at Mental Health Service (578-8774). Mental Health Service will collaborate with other EDTT professionals to assist concerned staff/faculty/administrators by providing consultation services and when necessary and/or appropriate intervening in cases of students suspected of having an eating disorder.