Eating Disorders in the Primary Care Setting.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Eating disorders are a complex set of illnesses most commonly affecting white adolescent girls and young women. The most common eating disorders seen in the primary care setting are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Treatment in the primary care environment ideally involves a physician, therapist, and nutritionist, although complex cases may require psychiatric and other specialist care. Early diagnosis and treatment are associated with improved outcomes, whereas the consequences of untreated eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa, can be devastating, including death.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sangvai, D

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 312

PubMed ID

  • 27262009

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-299X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-4543

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pop.2016.01.007


  • eng