Eating Disorders

Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Depression, Cervical Myelopathy, Diagnostic Imaging, Eating Disorders, Vitamin K Antagonists [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Jan 1, 2021 Issue
Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions characterized by disordered eating and weight-control behaviors that impair physical health and psychosocial functioning. Co-occurring mood, anxiety, substance use, personality, or somatic disorders are identified in more than two-thirds of persons with eating disorders. Early intervention with symptom improvement decreases the risk of a protracted course and long-term pathology.

Jan 1, 2015 Issue
Initial Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa [Article]

Learn the common clinical signs of an eating disorder and the appropriate tests to perform during the initial evaluation. Treatment options, such as nutritional intervention, psychotherapy, and medications, are also discussed.

Feb 15, 2008 Issue
Initial Counseling of Children with Eating Disorders and Their Families [Curbside Consultation]

It can be challenging to work with adolescents and their parents when eating disorders are involved.

Jan 15, 2008 Issue
Treating Eating Disorders in Primary Care [Article]

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder are diagnosed most often in young women. Recommended treatment varies for each disorder and is determined by the patient?s needs and available resources.

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Bulimia Nervosa [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for bulimia nervosa in adults? What are the effects of discontinuing treatment in persons in remission?

May 15, 2003 Issue
AAP Releases Policy Statement on Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement on identifying and evaluating eating disorders; outpatient, hospital, and day-program treatment options; and prevention and advocacy suggestions.

Jan 15, 2003 Issue
Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care [Article]

Eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are significant causes of morbidity and mortality among adolescent females and young women. Eating disorders are associated with devastating medical and psychologic consequences, including death, osteoporosis, growth delay, and dev...

Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Impact of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity on the Gynecologic Health of Adolescents [Article]

Dieting behaviors and nutrition can have an enormous impact on the gynecologic health of adolescents. Teenaged patients with anorexia nervosa can have hypothalamic suppression and amenorrhea. In addition, these adolescents are at high risk of osteoporosis and fractures. Unfortunately, data suggest t...

Jun 1, 1998 Issue
Assessment and Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa [Article]

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as vomiting, fasting, excessive exercise and the misuse of diuretics, laxatives or enemas. Although the etiology of this disorder is unknown, genetic and neurochemical factors have been implicated. Bulimi...

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