RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

The Academy on Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Task Force publishes a Medical Care Standard Guide: Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders. This guide is intended as a resource to promote recognition of, and risk management in the care of, those with eating disorders.  

The guide is available in multiple languages and offers:

  • Important facts about eating disorders

  • Presenting signs and symptoms

  • Information on a comprehensive assessment

  • Reference about Re-feeding Syndrome and Undereating

  • Goals of treatment

  • Timely interventions

  • Information on ongoing management

A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics addresses "Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents" and notes what to do if an eating disorder is suspected, as well as the role of the pediatrician in the prevention of obesity and eating disorders in adolescents:

What to Say and What Not to Say to Patients

Produced by the National Association on Eating Disorders to help health care providers have neutral conversations with patients about eating and exercise habits linked to eating disorders.

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