Detection, evaluation, and treatment of eating disorders

  title={Detection, evaluation, and treatment of eating disorders},
  author={MPH Dr. Judith M. E. Walsh and Mary E. Wheat and MPH Karen Freund},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
OBJECTIVE: To describe how primary care clinicians can detect an eating disorder and identify and manage the associated medical complications. DESIGN: A review of literature from 1994 to 1999 identified by a MEDLINE search on epidemiology, diagnosis, and therapy of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Detection requires awareness of risk factors for, and symptoms and signs of, anorexia nervosa (e.g., participation in activities valuing… CONTINUE READING


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