Eating disorders in the elderly

  title={Eating disorders in the elderly},
  author={Maria I. Lapid and Maria C. Prom and M. Caroline Burton and Donald E. McAlpine and Bruce Sutor and Teresa A. Rummans},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  pages={523 - 536}
ABSTRACT Background: Eating disorders in the elderly are often overlooked. When they occur, significant morbidity and mortality result. In this study we review all existing literature on eating disorders in the elderly and provide practical guidelines for clinicians in recognizing and managing eating disorders in the elderly. Methods: A literature search using Medline(R), PubMed(R), Web of Knowledge(R), and PsychINFO(R) revealed 48 published cases of eating disorders in people over the age of… 

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