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(p. 541) Eating Disorders 

(p. 541) Eating Disorders
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(p. 541) Eating Disorders
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Robyn Sysko

, and Sara Alavi

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190492243.003.0024
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date: 21 October 2019

In comparison to other psychiatric diagnoses, eating disorders are relatively rare among the population, but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This chapter focuses on the assessment of eating disorders in adults and youth, including individuals with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. It begins with a review of the nature of the disorders, which is followed by a review of clinical assessment instruments designed for the assessment purposes of (a) diagnosis, (b) case conceptualization and treatment planning, and (c) treatment monitoring and evaluation. Recommendations are included for instruments with the greatest scientific support and for assessing eating disorders in a clinically sensitive manner.

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