Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1806-938X
SALZANO, Fábio Tapia and CORDAS, Táki Athanássios. Day hospital care for eating disorders: review of the literature and preliminary findings at AMBULIM, Institute of psychiatry, University of São Paulo. Rev. psiquiatr. clín. [online]. 2003, vol.30, n.3, pp. 86-94. ISSN 1806-938X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-60832003000300003.
The authors revised the literature about treatment in day-hospital (DH) of psychiatric disorders in general and more specifically about eating disorders, pointing out historical aspects, indications and contra-indications of DH treatment, clinical efficacy and financial advantages. They also described DH programs around the world, including the DH of AMBULIM-IPqHCFMUSP (São Paulo, SP, Brasil).
Keywords : Psychiatric disorder; Eating disorder; Treatment; Partial hospitalization; Day hospital.