Eating Disorder Unit

Eating Disorder Unit

Mind Area

 
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What do we do?

The Blue Healthcare Eating Disorder Unit (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) offers a programme of excellence to treat patients early and comprehensively with an innovative, biopsychosocial and humanistic approach which includes:

  •  Psychological, medical and nutritional aspects
  •  Family, personal and social difficulties. 

The programme has the most advanced psychotherapeutic, medical and endocrinological treatments that enable comprehensive care for the personal difficulties of patients with anorexia or bulimia through a programme that includes medical and psychological consultations, communal dining and a day unit.

The method to achieve these objectives includes:

  • Medical-psychiatric study
  • Psychological and personality study
  • Endocrinological and nutritional care and guidance
  • Communal dining
  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Intensive psychotherapy adapted to each person
  • Vocational therapy and occupational guidance
  • Companionship and social support
  • Social skills training
  • Cultural and human values training
  • Leisure and free time planning
  • School for training and helping families
 
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Services portfolio: A programme for each individual

We have a personalised action protocol based on an initial diagnostic assessment of psychopathological, nutritional, family and personality aspects, as well as social, academic and work aspects for each person who comes to our centre. After the initial assessment, we individually allocate the different therapeutic programmes and devices available to the patient.

Depending on the patient's age and characteristics, there are different therapeutic care options:


Unit manager

Dr Marina Díaz-Marsá

Medical Director of the Mind Area

As well as being Blue Healthcare’s Medical Director, Dr Díaz-Marsá is the head of department of the San Carlos Clinical Hospital in Madrid, where she manages the Eating Disorder Unit and the Early Intervention in Psychosis Unit.

Dr Díaz Marsá is the National Director of the Ministry of Health’s mental health strategy for eating disorders, President of the Psychiatric Society of Madrid, and, as part of her teaching experience, she is a full professor. It is worth mentioning her professorial work at the Complutense University of Madrid, and she is an Honorary Professor at the CES University in Colombia. She is President of the Ibero-American Forum on Gender and Mental Health.

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1991. She specialised in Psychiatry at the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. She graduated cum laude as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Alcalá. Dr Díaz Marsá has an established line of research in the neurobiological bases of anorexia and bulimia and its relationship with trauma and personality. She is a researcher at CIBERSAM and she leads the Master’s course for Eating Behaviour Disorders at the Complutense University. Her experience also covers the field of depression and anxiety and women's mental health. She has received several awards and prizes in the public and private spheres, and is the author of numerous articles in prestigious scientific journals.

Contact
Av. de Alberto de Alcocer, 5, Ground floor
28036 Madrid - Spain

Tel: +34 919 991 160