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Prim Care. 2014 Sep;41(3):519-37. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2014.05.003.

Body image and health: eating disorders and obesity.

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University of California, San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 245, Box 0503, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. Electronic address:


Eating behavior in adolescents can be as high risk as other behaviors that arise during this period and can have serious health consequences. This article presents a framework for screening and treatment of abnormal adolescent eating behavior by the primary care provider. A review of the types of disordered eating is presented along with suggested ways to screen. Indications for subspecialty eating disorder referrals and key aspects of screening and intervention in adolescent obesity and eating disorders are also reviewed. Specific attention is paid to the aspects of care that can be provided in primary care and multidisciplinary care.


Anorexia nervosa; Binge eating; Bulimia nervosa; Diabetes; Disordered eating; Eating disorders; Hyperlipidemia; Obesity

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