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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;27(1):1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2017.08.002.

Medical Considerations in Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA. Electronic address: DDerMarderosian@Lifespan.org.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA.
3
Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership and School Psychology, Rhode Island College, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908, USA.
4
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA.

Abstract

Eating disorders are a group of psychiatric disorders with potentially fatal medical complications. Early integrated care including the family as well as pediatric medicine, nutrition, psychology and psychiatry is critical for improving prognosis and limiting negative outcomes. Mental health services are a critical component of treatment; timely weight restoration maximizes efficacy. Despite being relatively common, there are many misperceptions about eating disorders, their severity, and the associated morbidity and mortality. Opportunities exist within the medical and psychiatric communities for a better understanding of the complexity of diagnosing and treating patients with eating disorders.

KEYWORDS:

Abnormal weight loss; Bradycardia; Eating disorders; Integrated care; Malnutrition; Orthostasis; Refeeding; Restriction

PMID:
29157496
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2017.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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