2020 Clinical Outcomes and Key Findings

Approximately 28.8 million Americans will have an eating disorder sometime in their lives, and 35-57% of adolescent girls will engage in potentially dangerous weight-loss activities. Outpacing the industry in clinical outcomes is critical to combat social media and other factors that impact young individuals.

When compared to over 74,730 cases across comparable facilities nationwide, the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network consistently outpaced the industry and helped hundreds of clients progress in their recovery journeys.

The Shoreline Center for Eating Disorders recently joined Magnolia Creek, Selah House, and Toledo Center as part of the Odyssey Eating Disorder Network. With an extensive history of clinical excellence, we’re excited to see their outcomes join future Odyssey clinical outcomes reports.

Overall Reduction in Symptom Severity

Clients outpaced the national average in overall improvement and symptom reduction.

“The Odyssey Eating Disorder Network is comprised of four facilities with over a century of experience caring for clients, and their families struggling with an eating disorder and co-occurring conditions. I’m extremely proud of how this network supported our clients, families, and clinical partners while continuing to outpace national benchmarks to help our clients progress on their roads towards lasting recovery.”

– Richard Clark, CEO

About Our Assessment Approach

Our network uses BASIS-24, a leading behavioral assessment tool, to identify a wide range of symptoms and problems that occur across the diagnostic spectrum using a five-point Likert scale. The 24 questions are scored using a weighted average algorithm that gives an overall score and scores for six subscales for the following domains of psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms and functioning: depression and functioning, relationships, self-harm, emotional lability, psychosis, and substance abuse. 

Throughout 2020, 302 clients participated in programming at Magnolia Creek, Selah House, and Toledo Center, with 123 clients completing the BASIS-24 assessment. The questionnaire was administered at admission, mid-treatment every 30 days, and again at discharge.

Reduction in Depressive Symptoms

Clients experienced a 54% average reduction in depressive symptoms and an increase in functioning (daily/role functioning and depression and anxiety symptoms).

Reduction in Self-Harm

Clients saw a 70% average reduction in thoughts about hurting themselves and/or ending their lives.

Reduction in Emotional Lability

Clients reported a 55% average reduction in mood swings, racing thoughts, and feeling short tempered at discharge.

Reduction in Psychosis

Clients experienced a 67% average reduction of psychosis symptoms (hallucinations, paranoia, detachment, and disorganized thinking).

Reduction in Substance Abuse

Clients experienced an 86% average reduction in urges to drink, abuse substances, and problems with drugs or alcohol.

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What Alumni and Families are Saying

We are proud to be able to help our clients progress in their journeys towards lasting recovery.