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Eating disorders affect more than eight million teenagers and young adults in the United States. Yet many of them go undiagnosed because they hide their symptoms. Without proper care, this treatable disease can be fatal.

Linden Oaks at Edward is known for its comprehensive Eating Disorders Program throughout the Chicagoland area. Led by a team of exceptional psychiatrists, we offer the latest techniques and programs to help adults and adolescnets ages 13 and over, who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia and related eating disorders.

Our Program
Our prestigious Eating Disorders program offers Inpatient, Partial hospital, and Intensive Outpatient care. Through group therapy, nutrition education, and exercise counseling, we help individuals address complex psychological issues while treating their physical and dietary needs. 

Former Arabella House residents, Dr. Maria Rago and Arabella House featured in this story that ran on NBC's TODAY Show about pro-ana web sites

Arabella House
Arabella - Italian for "answered prayer" - offers residential care for female adolescents and adults ages 16 and older who are recovering from an eating disorder and need assistance shifting back into their daily lives. As one of the only centers in Illinois to offer residential care for eating disorders, Arabella House provides a safe environment that enables residents to learn to become responsible for their own health and happiness.

We work with Reins of Change, a private stable trained in equine therapy - another outlet for people to address mental health issues by interacting with horses. This powerful therapy is a safe and effective way for patients to get in touch with their thoughts and feelings.

Testimonials from parents of Arabella alumni
"It was the best treatment ever."

"From a dad's view you want the best for your baby. The love and caring was much over our expectations. I felt extremely safe."

"She follows her meal plan now. She can eat anything. She did a complete 360. I think that place saved her life."

"She learned how to set realistic goals for herself."


"This was the first time in two-and-a-half years where we saw any progress. And there was a lot of progress!"

"I can have really good conversations with her now."

"I hated to see my 18 year old in the hospital when independence was her number one thing at her age. Arabella was a much better environment for her than a hospital."

"I felt like my child was staying with family."

"She now has the emotional maturity to know how she feels, why and how to communicate it."

"The concept is wonderful for the girls to go to the grocery store, and to live real life."

"She had much better awareness of how to deal with her eating disorder in the outside world. She knew how to shop, clip coupons and handle real life situations that came up."


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