Parc Taulí opens the new Day Hospital for Eating Disorders for teenagers and young people

Parc Taulí opens the new Day Hospital for Eating Disorders for teenagers and young people 1080 810 Parc Taulí current affairs

The Infant and Youth Mental Health Center (CSMIJ) of Parc Taulí is launching these days the new Day Hospital service for teenagers and young people with Eating Disorders (ED). The new device has a capacity for 15 places, which represent 40% of the public places of this type available in the province of Barcelona, ​​and 20% of the whole of Catalonia. Cases of ACT in teenagers and young people have skyrocketed in recent years, especially since the pandemic, and it mostly affects girls.

The new service will share the spaces of the current Child and Youth Mental Health Day Hospital (with activity in the morning), and will be offered in the afternoon time slot, from 14.30pm to 21pm. It will treat patients between the ages of 12 and 18, with continuity until the age of 24. The adolescents and young people treated in this program must be referred from the Acute Hospitalization of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, from the TCA program of the CSMIJ of Parc Taulí, and also from other CSMIJ in the reference area.


Until now, day hospital services were already offered to these patients, but they were treated together with other teenagers and young people with other pathologies. For this reason, the child and youth psychiatrist and coordinator of specific programs at the CSMIJ del Parc Taulí, Ester Ventura, believes that "now we will greatly improve the quality of care for these patients, because they will receive a much more specific intervention, with professionals specialized in these types of disorder ".

For your care, a team of professionals with different profiles will be at your disposal (psychiatry, psychology, nursing specialized in mental health, auxiliary nursing technician, teaching, occupational therapy and social work).

It is worth noting that, as is usual in programs for other child and youth mental health pathologies, in its approach it works in an integrated way with families through different activities, such as the psychoeducational group for parents and, in this case, the Family Meal (monthly meeting where each family will bring a meal to share with the whole group), among others.

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