What services do the Mandometer Clinics offer?
AB Mando is a private healthcare company that provides healthcare service through the Mandometer Clinics. AB Mando is also engaged in healthcare development, technological development and research. We also provide preventive care; delivering lectures and running education seminars.
Where are we?
We are located in Brighton, Melbourne VIC Australia.
We also have three clinics in Sweden; including two in Stockholm (one at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge and one at Danderyd’s Hospital) and one in Alingsås, and in New York City, USA.
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We also provide treatment for overweight and obesity at our Mandolean Clinics.
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The Mandometer Clinic in Melbourne, Australia is open Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm.
Staff and expertise
We employ staff with varied healthcare backgrounds, including behavioural therapists, doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, social workers, dieticians and nutritionists.
All staff involved in patient care at the Mandometer Clinics undergo certification in “How to treat anorexia and bulimia” before working independently with patients. All staff participate in a structured training program that thoroughly reviews the theory and practice of ethics, causes, risk factors, starvation, psychiatric comorbidity, medication use, learning theory, behavioural therapy, clinical overview and comparisons between Mandometer treatment and traditional eating disorder treatment.
A well functioning organisation requires strong leadership. Mando invests a great deal of time and energy into developing the leaders of the company. Clinical managers participate in a weekly management meeting, with the aim to ensure continuous improvement.
Number of patients in remission
To this day, we have treated over 1400 patients to remission. These patients are followed up for 5 years. Approximately 10% of patients relapse. Approximately 80% of patients participate in the follow-up program for at least half of the appointments.
- Normal eating behaviour and perception of satiety (able to eat 300-350g meal in 12-15 minutes)
- Normal weight (BMI 19-24 for women, BMI 20-25 for men)
- Normal blood values
- Normal psychiatric status
- Returned to school or work
- Food and weight are no longer considered to be problems
- No binge eating or vomiting in the last three months
Diagnosis and severity
We treat all degrees of severity for the diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). We only exclude patients with ongoing alcohol and/or substance abuse issues.
Age and gender
We treat all ages and both genders.
The Mandometer Clinic Melbourne has an outpatient day program that runs Monday-Friday, and offer other outpatient appointments and follow-up visits.
Day patient program at the Mandometer Clinic Melbourne
The day patient program runs from 8am-4pm. It includes eating training, heat therapy, an activity program, and provides patients with support and motivation through discussions with Mandometer clinicians. The majority of patients attend from breakfast to afternoon tea. Breakfast-8am, Morning tea-10am, Lunch-12pm, Afternoon tea-3pm.
As patients progress, the hours that they attend the day program become less. For example, a patient my attend the clinic for up to three hours per day; eating one or two meals at the clinic and meeting with their case manager.
We monitor our patient’s health status for five years after they go into remission. We measure eating behaviour, physical activity, physiological state, psychiatric state and quality of life at month 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 and 60 after remission has been achieved.
The Mandometer Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge in Sweden also provides acute medical care, has inpatient care facility, and a partial hospitalization program. For more information about the different treatment options please visit mandometer.com >
We provide a unique program for pregnant women who need support with food intake during their pregnancy
Referrals to the Mandometer Clinic
We require the following information from referring health care professionals: age, weight, height (preferably weight and height curves for patients aged 18 years and below), physiological state (including heart rate), menstruation, current medications, eating disorder diagnosis, duration of illness, weight loss over the last three months, presence of binge-eating, vomiting, excessive activity levels, previous treatment/s and risk of suicide.