Highly specialised Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) treatment for adults in London

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED) is a type of eating disorder that affects a significant number of adults. It can be identified by abnormal eating habits like restriction, binge eating, and purging, but it does not meet the exact diagnostic requirements for other eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Our highly specialised OSFED treatment clinic in London helps adults with OSFED learn healthy coping skills, form positive relationships with food, and enhance their overall quality of life by combining psychotherapy, dietary counselling and medication (if required).

Individuals with OSFED can overcome this difficult illness and lead fulfilling lives with the assistance of our experienced multidisciplinary team at Schoen Clinic Chelsea.

How our London OSFED treatment clinic helps adults to recover

As part of a leading international hospital group, Schoen Clinic has treated a whole spectrum of eating disorders and mental health conditions for more than 37 years. Our experience has helped us become recognised as leaders in the fields of clinical research and cutting-edge treatments, and we were awarded the LaingBuisson Hospital Group of the Year 2020 in recognition of our commitment to improving the lives of those affected by eating disorders.

Our multidisciplinary team of adult eating disorders experts have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in assisting OSFED patients in their recovery. At our private OSFED treatment facility in Chelsea, West London, patients have access to a variety of interventions to aid in their recovery from the disorder, including specialised OSFED therapy, one-on-one OSFED counselling, dietetic meal support, and more.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

How our specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea diagnose Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder

According to leading eating disorders charity BEAT, OSFED is actually the most commonly diagnosed eating disorder, despite being less well-known than these other diagnoses.

If a diagnosis has not already been made by a GP, Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) team, or another healthcare provider, our experienced OSFED specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea offer fast private diagnostic assessments for adults.

Adults with OSFED may exhibit a wide range of symptoms, including food restriction, abrupt and dramatic changes in eating habits, and binge eating or purging episodes.

Other signs may include an obsession with the size, shape, or weight of particular body parts, anxiety of gaining weight, and a distorted perception of one's physique.

Our London-based adult OSFED specialists conduct an initial assessment, including testing to rule out other physical health concerns, to diagnosis Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder.

This can involve looking for evidence of amenorrhea, electrolyte imbalances, digestive problems, hormonal anomalies, and other malnutrition-related symptoms. If there are no physical issues, our adult OSFED specialists at Schoen Clinic Chelsea carry out a comprehensive psychological assessment to see if the person fits the diagnostic criteria for OSFED.

Access highly specialised private outpatient OSFED treatment for adults in West London today

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

For fast access to exceptional private healthcare at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, you can use your health insurance or simply fund your own treatment.

Diagnostic criteria for adults with OSFED

Adults who don't fit the full diagnostic criteria for Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bulimia, or anorexia should be tested for OSFED.

Individuals must display a severe clinical condition that causes discomfort or functional impairment in order to be diagnosed with OSFED. At our OSFED treatment facility for adults at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, our specialists look for the following things:

  • Recurring binge eating episodes
  • Regular inappropriate compensatory behaviours (self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, or abusing diuretics or weight-loss drugs)
  • Limitation of food consumption
  • Additional compensatory strategies to counteract the consequences of binge eating, including fasting, severe calorie restriction, or extensive exercise
  • A problem with how one perceives the size and shape of their bodies, or a fear of gaining weight.

Specialised OSFED treatment for adults in Chelsea

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) can have serious effects on an individual's physical and mental health and can significantly lower their quality of life without prompt diagnosis and treatment.

We offer specialised OSFED treatment at Schoen Clinic Chelsea, which includes counselling, therapy, social interaction, medical attention, and family involvement. With the help of our OSFED professionals in London, adults with OSFED can rehabilitate and strive to lead happy, healthy lives.

Parents and families are essential in the therapy of OSFED. Please get in touch with our team right away if you believe you or your child may have OSFED so we can help get you on the road to OSFED recovery as soon as possible. Our OSFED treatment centre in Chelsea is available to individuals over the age of 18, but we also offer a highly specialised treatment programme for children under 18 years.

Our adult OSFED specialists can help in recognising the symptoms, making a diagnosis, and developing a customised treatment plan if OSFED has not yet been identified.

Adult OSFED treatment options at Schoen Clinic Chelsea

Due to the vast range of symptoms and behaviours associated with OSFED, treating the condition can be challenging.

We understand that each person who walks through our doors is unique and will respond in their own way to treatment - that's why we personalise our treatment plans to each individual.

Although there isn't a single OSFED treatment that works for everyone, there are a number of interventions we provide at our adult OSFED treatment centre in London that have been proven to be successful for people with this condition.

Typical treatment for OSFED at Schoen Clinic Chelsea includes:

  • Diagnostic assessments for OSFED
  • One-to-one therapy sessions with our experienced OSFED team
  • Psychological skills groups and group therapy for patients with OSFED
  • Dietetic and nutritional support

Our approach to highly specialised adult OSFED treatment in London

Our treatments at Schoen Clinic Chelsea are based on teaching adults with OSFED how to eat properly and cultivating more healthy emotional expression techniques.

Our mission is to give each patient the best specialised care possible, allowing them to feel better and recover faster. At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we adapt our OSFED therapies to each patient's needs in order to assist them get back to their daily lives as soon as possible.

Before any treatment begins, an initial treatment plan will be established, and all programme components are tailored to meet specific needs after consultation with our leading team of OSFED professionals.

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, dietary management is integrated with mental therapies that emphasise psychological development over the course of treatment for OSFED.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Some of the best therapy options for adults with OSFED

At Schoen Clinic Chelsea, we're dedicated to providing some of the best therapies to help adults recover from OSFED. Our multidisciplinary team offer a variety of one-to-one and group therapies, including a range of psychotherapies:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): This therapy helps in changing the thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to the disorder. CBT involves identifying and challenging negative beliefs around food and eating.

  2. Family-Based Therapy (FBT): FBT is a type of therapy that involves family members in the treatment process. It is often used for children and young adults with OSFED. FBT helps families to find effective ways of managing the disorder and supporting their loved ones.

  3. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): This therapy primarily focuses on building strong and supportive relationships with others. It helps individuals to develop positive social skills, which can help them in dealing with their disorder and managing stress.

  4. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): DBT is a type of therapy that aims to help individuals to regulate their emotions. It is often used for those with OSFED who have difficulty controlling their eating behaviors due to emotional reasons.

  5. Nutritional Counseling: Nutritional counseling may be helpful in teaching individuals how to eat healthily and manage their eating habits. This type of therapy may also involve educating individuals on the effects of their eating behavior on their health.

  6. Support Groups: Support groups provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences and learn from others facing similar challenges. Support groups can be an essential component of recovery from OSFED.

Our highly specialised outpatient centre for adults with OSFED

To support adults' recovery from OSFED, our private outpatient centre in London offers a range of facilities:

  • A bright and welcoming environment
  • Six consulting rooms
  • Three group therapy rooms
  • A spacious patient lounge
  • A relaxation space
  • A modern training kitchen with all the necessary amenities to aid adults with eating disorders.

Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) of highly experienced adult OSFED specialists

Adult patients seeking OSFED treatment at our outpatient clinic in London are cared for by our highly skilled multidisciplinary team (MDT) of eating disorder specialists. The MDT includes:

  • Consultants in Psychiatry
  • Psychologists (and Assistant Psychologists)
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • Dietitians

Our MDT works collaboratively to ensure that each patient receiving OSFED treatment achieves the best possible outcome.

To get started with private treatment, simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Parent testimonial - August 2022

"Finding this clinic was a huge relief. The admin person was very helpful and within a week we had an initial consultation and the paperwork with the insurance was sorted out.

We were very impressed by the quality of care and the professionalism of the multidisciplinary team that looked after our daughter (psychiatrists, psychologists, dieticians, nurses, etc).

Her main therapist was awesome and they gelled immediately. He was always available to answer our queries, even late at night or during the weekends, which proved very useful when we had difficult moments at home.

A huge thank you to the whole team for helping our daughter when she needed it the most!"

Conveniently located OSFED treatment in London

Our Chelsea OSFED treatment centre for adults may be in London, but we welcome patients from around the UK for specialist OSFED treatment.

As Schoen Clinic UK Group is an internationally renowned hospital group that specialises in the treatment of mental health conditions and eating disorders, we're widely regarded for our highly specialised treatment - and it's not uncommon for us to treat patients with OSFED from outside the immediate area.

Together with our outpatient eating disorders treatment centre in London, Schoen Clinic also operates a highly specialised children's and adolescent hospital in Birmingham as well as a specialist eating disorders hospital in York for adults.

Ready to access highly specialised OSFED treatment at our private outpatient clinic?

Our caring team of adult eating disorder specialists in London are on hand to help adults with OSFED access the treatment they need.

Simply fill out our online pre-screening questionnaire any time to suit you.

Or, call our caring team direct on +44 20 4571 7452 or email us today.