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WELL Center Child and Adolescent Eating and Weight Disorders Research Program

The Child and Adolescent Program within the WELL Center at Drexel University conducts research and provides high-quality, evidence-based treatment and clinical services to children and adolescents ages 2-19 with eating and weight concerns.


Eating and weight issues such as binge eating, purging, restrictive eating and overweight/obesity often start during childhood and adolescence. Eating disorders and obesity can poorly impact a child or teen’s quality of life and may cause severe and life-threatening health complications. Early detection and effective treatment are necessary to prevent the problematic medical and psychological consequences of eating and weight disorders.

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See below for more details on ongoing no-cost clinical trials and fee-for-service options at the Child and Adolescent Program at the WELL Center.


Attachment-Based Family Therapy for adolescents and young adults (ages 12-22) with eating disorders

Does your teen struggle with an eating disorder? You and your teen may be eligible to receive 12 once-a-week sessions of no-cost attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) for eating disorders. ABFT focuses on improving family dynamics and increasing healthy emotional communication within the family, with the goal of improving emotion regulation skills in the family and decreasing eating disorder symptoms. Parents and teens will complete surveys and interviews as part of assessments. To find out more, email

WELL Clinic — The WELL Clinic provides fee-for-service treatment options for individuals struggling with eating and weight disorders.