Guideline Watch (August 2012): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition

  title={Guideline Watch (August 2012): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition},
  author={Joel Yager and Michael J. Devlin and Katherine A Halmi and David B. Herzog and James E Mitchell and Pauline S. Powers and Kathryn J. Zerbe},
This guideline watch reviews new evidence and highlights salient developments since the 2006 publication of APA’s Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients With Eating Disorders, 3rd Edition. The authors of this watch constituted the work group that developed the 2006 guideline. We find the guideline to remain substantially correct and current in its recommendations. The sole exception is a recommendation (with moderate-level confidence) for sibutramine for binge-eating disorder. In 2010… 

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