Intentional restriction of energy intake leading to significantly low weight in the context of age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health, with intense fear of weight ga...
Onset may be insidious or stress-related.
Patient unlikely to self-identify problem (lack of insight into the illness); corroborate with parent/relative.
Restriction of energy intake re...
Initial treatment goal geared to weight restoration; most managed as outpatients (OPs)
Close follow-up until patient demonstrates forward progress in care plan.
Family and individual therapy is extremely important for the long-term benefits/outcomes.
American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders. 3rd ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association; 2006.
Amenorrhea; Osteoporosis; Bulimia Nervosa
Algorithm: Weight Loss
F50.00 Anorexia nervosa, unspecified
F50.01 Anorexia nervosa, restricting type
F50.02 Anorexia nervosa, binge eating/purging type
F50.8 Other eating disorders
307.1 Anorexia nervosa
“Are you satisfied with your eating patterns?” and/or “Do you worry that you have lost control over how you eat?” may help to screen those with an eating problem.
Studies have shown pat...
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