Services Provided at The Kahm Center for Eating Disorders in Vermont (PHP & IOP)


Our Services

IOP for Eating Disorders

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for eating disorders is a type of care that provides more intensive treatment than traditional outpatient therapy but does not require 24-hour monitoring like inpatient treatment. IOP can be an effective alternative to inpatient care, particularly for patients who have a lower level of severity or who have completed inpatient treatment and are ready to transition to a less restrictive level of care.

IOP treatment usually consists of 3-hour long sessions 5 days per week depending on each patient’s needs. If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, at The Kahm Center we can assist you with professional help. Recovery is possible with the right level of care and support.

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PHP for Eating Disorders

Partial hospitalization program (PHP), is a type of treatment that is typically used for patients with eating disorders who do not need to be hospitalized but still require close medical supervision. There are many benefits of PHP treatment for eating disorders, such as intensive treatment while still being able to live at home and go to school or work, gain weight in a safe and controlled environment, and develop healthy coping skills and learn how to manage their disorder in a real-world setting.

PHP treatment usually consists of 5-hour long sessions 5 days per week depending on each patient’s needs. If you or a loved one is in need of this type of treatment, reach out to us at The Kahm Center and we can gladly assist you with the process. We will be able to assess your needs and make recommendations based on your individual situation.

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Metabolic Testing

Metabolic Testing at the Kahm Center for Eating Disorders gives us an extremely accurate picture of what your caloric needs are. Metabolic testing measures your metabolic rate, which is simply the amount of energy your body uses over a given period. At the Kahm Center for Eating Disorders, we use a gold-standard method of measuring metabolic rate known as indirect calorimetry. The same machines used by us are the same that are used by many of the best scientists in the world.

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Body Composition Analysis

Body Composition Analysis is a tool used to measure the amount of lean mass, muscle mass, body fat, total body water and cell integrity, also known as phase angle, in your body. At The Kahm Center we test Body Composition via a method called bioelectrical impedance which is quick and non-invasive.

Electrodes are attached to the hand and foot and a small painless electrical current is sent through the body. The test itself takes about 3 minutes from start to finish. Based on how the current passes through the body it is able to provide data to your clinician in order to determine nutrition goals for recovery more accurately.

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Disorders Treated
Binge Eating
Bulimia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa, commonly referred to as anorexia, is characterized by restricting food intake, obsession with body weight, and obsession with body shape. Anorexics often have a distorted self-image and difficulty maintaining a healthy body weight.

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Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating. Binge eating includes eating food in large amounts in a short period of time, at least once per week for every three months. Guilt and distress are often felt after a binge eating episode.

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa, commonly referred to as bulimia, is characterized by cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors. Compensatory behaviors can include self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or excessive exercise.

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Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), previously called a selective eating disorder, is similar to anorexia. However, ARFID does not have the fear of getting overweight or any irrationalities with body shape and size. ARFID can include a lack of interest in eating food, avoidance of food based on the senses, or concerns about the consequences of eating.

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Other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED), previously called eating disorder not otherwise specified, was developed to include individuals who do not meet the strict criteria for anorexia or bulimia but still have a significant eating disorder. Atypical anorexia, binge eating disorder of low frequency or limited duration, bulimia nervosa of low frequency or limited duration, purging disorder, and night eating syndrome all fall into this category.

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Orthorexia is not in the DSM-5; however, awareness of this type of eating is becoming more and more common. Orthorexia is characterized by an obsession with healthy foods and healthy eating. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is often associated with orthorexia.

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