Our Success rate
The Mandometer® Clinics offer evidence-based treatment for eating disorders
Results of the treatment have been published in the leading peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. The results that have been published are:
75% of the patients go into full remission; they are free from all symptoms of an eating disorder
- 90% of those individuals who go into remission do not relapse over the next five years
This result is extraordinary compared to other published results. Indeed, many treatment centres for eating disorders do not even record the efficacy of their treatment. The Mandometer® Clinics have a strong basis in research and monitor the efficacy of their treatments on a continuing basis. In addition, all patients are monitored for five years after remission to be sure that the treatment is truly effective in the long term. We also use the data that we continue to collect to improve the treatment for patients with eating disorders.
Some of the most important features of our treatment method are:
- We keep you warm in order to help you feel better. Hyperactivity decreases and body temperature increases by the patient’s resting in warmness. At the same time anxiety and compensation behaviours (activity, vomiting, laxative use) decrease or stop.
- The disordered pattern of eating that is characterized by an altered perception of hunger and satiety are normalized with the help of Mandometer®
- a medical device that teaches you how to eat normally.
- The serious emotional consequences of the illness are corrected through motivation conversations to develop healthy goals, along with emotional support and a reward system that forms the key elements of our treatment.
- We make sure that your self-esteem increases, along with maintaining your education to allow you to transition back to a normal life when you have recovered from your eating disorder.
How many people have been treated successfully with the Mandometer® Method?
Over 800 persons have been treated to remission at our clinics.
At present, approximately 300 patients are being treated in Stockholm and a total of 90 individuals are waiting for treatment.
Studies with our Swedish patients have shown that 90% of those who come into remission are still free of symptoms after five years and the 10% who have relapsed have significantly less serious problems than they had before the Mandometer® treatment. They are relatively easy to take into remission again; only 6% of our anorexic patients have developed bulimia, while more than 50% develop bulimia in traditional care.
How do you monitor the long-term effect after remission?
For five years after remission, the patient’s health status is monitored by a special case manager. We measure eating behaviour, physical activity, somatic status, psychiatric status and quality of life at month 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 60 after remission has been reached.