What services do the Mandometer Clinics/AB Mando 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 have three clinics in Sweden; including two in Stockholm (one at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge and one at Danderyd’s Hospital) and another clinic in Alingsås. We also have a clinic in New York City, USA and in Melbourne, Australia.
Our Clinics >

We also provide treatment for overweight and obesity at our Mandolean Clinics.
Learn more about the Mando Group >

Opening hours?

The Mandometer Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge is open 24 hours a day, 365 day per year.
The Mandometer Clinic at Danderyd’s Hospital and the Mandometer Clinic Alingsås are open, 8.00 am to 4.30pm Monday through Friday.

Staff and expertise

We employ behavioural therapists, doctors, nurses, assistant nurses, dieticians and nutritionists. AB Mando has 24 hour staffing of doctors, nurses and assistant nurses. The emergency medical team consist of six doctors with the following specialties: internal medicine, endocrinology, paediatrics and general medicine. We also have a psychiatrist on board.

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 relation psychiatry, psychiatric comorbidity, medication use, learning theory, behavioural therapy, clinical overview and comparisons between Mandometer treatment and traditional eating disorder treatment.

A well functioning organisation require strong leadership. AB Mando invests a great deal of time and energy into developing the leaders of the company. Clinical managers participate in weekly management meeting, with the aim of continual improvement.

Number of beds occupied

The inpatient ward at the Mandometer Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge has 16 beds, one of which is reserved for emergency patients. Beds are fully occupied 85-90% of the time, with the average staying being 6-8 weeks. A good working relationship exists between AB Mando and the Karolinska University Hospital regarding the treatment of these patients.

Number of patients

We have over 400 patients undergoing treatment, and a similar number of patients in the follow-up program.

Number of patients in remission

To this day, we have treated over 1200 patients to remission.  These patients are followed up for a further 5 years. Approximately 10% of patients relapse.  Approximately 80% of patients participate in the follow-up program for at least half of the appointments.

Learn more: Our research and treatment results >

Remission Criteria

  1. Normal eating behaviour and perception of satiety (able to eat 300-350g meal in 12-15 minutes)
  2. Normal weight (BMI 19-24 for women, BMI 20-25 for men)
  3. Normal blood samples
  4. Normal psychiatric status
  5. Returned to school or work
  6. Food and weight are no longer considered to be problems
  7. 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.

Waiting lists

For patients from the Stockholm County, we follow the order of priority for treatment specified by the Stockholm County Council.

Care services

Acute Medical care
Acute Medical care

Eating disorder patients with the following symptoms are in need of urgent medical attention:

  1. pulse rate of 35-40 beats/min and/or body temperature < 36° C
  2. hypokalaemia: K < 3.0 mmol/L
  3. hypophosphatemia: P < 0.65 mmol/L
  4. hypomagnesemia: Mg < 0.7 mmol/L
  5. ECG – changes with prolonged QTc interval > 450-500 m/sec
  6. acute dehydration > 6 % loss of body fluids
  7. suicide risk
The Mandometer Clinic at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge integrates acute medical care with behavioural therapy. The purpose of inpatient care is to stabilise the patient’s physiological and psychiatric condition and prepare the patient for behavioural change.
Inpatient care
Inpatient care
The inpatient care facility is intended for patients who are severely underweight and/or patients with serious medical or psychiatric complications. The inpatient facility is staffed by nurses 24 hours per day, has access to a doctor or psychiatrist within 2 hours at all hours of the day. Cooperative agreements exist between local hospital emergency departments and country operated psychiatric facilities. Inpatients have access to the activities provided to patients attending the day program.
Partial hospitalization
Partial hospitalization

Partial hospitalization is an intermediate level of care between inpatient care and the day patient program.

Patients progress from inpatient care to partial hospitalization when their physical condition is stable and the patient no longer is at risk of suicide. However, these patients are often unable to continue their eating training at home, due to difficulties, such as high levels of anxiety or crisis in family relations.

Patients are provided with their own room, which is shared with a relative for patients under 18 years. Patients may enter this program either following on from inpatient or from outpatient care. It has long been established that the learning of a new behaviour is facilitated by practising the behaviour in a new environment.

Patients receive 6 hours of supervised care with accommodation and access to the on-call doctor 24 hours a day. When necessary, patients may spend time in the inpatient care facility after supervised hours. The proximity to the inpatient care facility and access to emergency care gives peace of mind to patients and their relatives. The care needs of all patients in this program are discussed and considered in the daily medical rounds.

The Mandometer clinic has ten rooms with three kitchens and dining areas, and common area with a TV and couches for relaxing.

Day patient program
Day patient program

The day patient program runs from 8am-4pm and includes eating training, heat therapy, and an activity program and provides patients with support and motivation through discussions with Mandometer clinicians. The majority of patients attend from breakfast to the afternoon snack. Most of the patients receiving inpatient care eventually transition to the day program. Other patients may be admitted directly into the day program.

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.

Other appointments
Other appointments
Other appointments may include motivational talks, visiting the doctor, or meeting with the dietician. We also provide phone consultations for patients and/or their relatives. Phone consultations may take place with one of our many clinicians, including case managers, doctors or others care staff.
Follow-up
Follow-up

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.


We provide a unique program for pregnant women who need support with food intake during their pregnancy

We also provide consultations in the form of counselling, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and support for pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant. We are happy to accompany patients who are pregnant to their first visit with their maternal/child care specialist to assist with and facilitate exchange of information between the Mandometer Clinic and your maternal health care provider.

Everyone who works here has different skills and experiences. We have nurses, behavioural therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Eating disorders, such as anorexia are complex illnesses with social, medical and psychological consequences, and it is to the advantage of the organisation if employees come from a variety of educational backgrounds.

Jennie Sjöberg, Director and Registered Nurse at the Mandometer Clinic Alingsås.

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. The referral should clearly state that Mandometer treatment has specifically been chosen.

Patients should also submit a self referral >

AB MANDO

  • Hälsovägen 7 Box 4006 141 04 HUDDINGE
  • 08 556 406 00
  • info@mando.se

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