Eating Disorder Service

Spire Harpenden Hospital is a leading private hospital, based in Hertfordshire in the South East of England. The hospital caters for a wide range of patients from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, as well as from other parts of the United Kingdom and abroad. Spire Harpenden Hospital offers a multi-disciplinary consultant led service, which is able to provide patients with the best advice and the best options to suit their individual needs.

What is an Eating Disorder?
Eating disorders are complex psychological problems that can cause intense distress, considerable physical risk and impairment in people’s social, occupational and other areas of functioning. The main types of eating disorders are:

• Anorexia Nervosa
• Bulimia Nervosa
• Atypical Eating Disorders (EDNOS - i.e. Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified))
• Binge Eating Disorder
• Atypical Anorexia Nervosa
• Atypical Bulimia Nervosa

Who is the service for?
Spire Harpenden Hospital offers a service for adults who have moderate to severe eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and atypical eating disorders including binge eating disorder. 

What does the service provide?
We offer assessment and treatment for individuals with eating disorders, as well as support for families and carers.

Who can see me?
Three of our consultant psychiatrists and psychologists specialise in eat disorders:

Dr Michael Beary

Dr Annie Beresford

Ms Miriam Charalambous 

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