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Castlewood to Participate in this Year’s MEDA Annual Conference

Posted May 20 2011 5:29am

Dr. Mark Schwartz, Clinical Co-Director of Castlewood would be presenting at the conference

04 May, St. Louis, Missouri – Castlewood, which is one of the leading residential eating disorder treatment centers in the U.S, would be participating in this year’s MEDA Annual Conference. The dates of the conference are May 20 and 21, 2011. The venue is the Sheraton Hotel, Needham, Massachusetts.

Dr. Mark Schwartz, Castlewood Clinical Co-Director would be representing the treatment center at the conference and is one of the speakers at the conference. The doctor is well-known in the US for his clinical skills, and publications and workshops on eating disorders, and childhood trauma and addictions. He is also recognized at the global level for his contribution in areas such as the treatment of intimacy disorders, sexual compulsivity, and sexual and marital dysfunction.

Castlewood has a team of psychiatrists, primary and other therapists, dieticians, and other nurses. The members of the team collaborate to provide individualized anorexia treatment and bulimia nervosa treatment. They also provide care for other eating disorders as well as for co-morbid obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and other anxiety disorders. At present, they make available the following therapies to their patients:

Psychotherapy
Nutritional Therapy
Family Therapy
Support Groups
Medication

Towards Greater Standards of Health Care

“I am excited about the conference and hope that by the sharing of knowledge, we at Castlewood would be able to improve our standards of clinical care to an even higher level,” said Dr. Mark Schwartz.

MEDA (Multi-service Eating Disorders Association) is a non-profit organization that works towards the prevention and healing of eating disorders. The MEDA conference is intended to help its participants:

Use collaborative approaches for better treatment
Comprehend the most modern advancements in treatment
Be able to make distinctions concerning the varied treatment requirements of vulnerable men and women

About Castlewood

Castlewood provides professional care to eating disorder patients. It is currently in its first year of a three year full accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for residential treatment, partial hospitalization, day treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment programs.

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