Eating disorders

Innovations

Emergency Department Screening Identifies Many Patients With Possible Eating Disorders, Suggesting Potential to Facilitate Earlier Diagnosis and Connection to Treatment 05/08/13

As part of a broader research initiative, the University of Michigan Medical Center emergency department asks patients to complete a five-question electronic survey that screens for eating...

Separate Teen and Parent Group Classes Combined With Pediatrician Support Reduce Body Mass Index and Improve Self-Image of Overweight Girls 05/25/12

During a trial lasting roughly 4 years, Kaiser Permanente Northwest offered a series of in-person group meetings in primary care clinics to overweight and obese teenage girls over a 5-month period...

QualityTools

Eating Disorders in the Emergency Department: Critical Points for the Recognition and Medical Management of Individuals With Eating Disorders in the Acute Care Setting 11/05/13

This guide for emergency department staff and clinicians is intended as a resource to promote recognition and prevention of medical morbidity and mortality associated with eating disorders.

The guide covers the following topics:...

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project: Screening Tools 05/04/11

The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) is a system of regional children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.

Some of...

Bulimia Nervosa: A Summary of the Resource Guide for Family and Friends 12/17/07

This 12-page guide provides summary information on bulimia nervosa and treatment to help families and friends who want to support someone with the disorder. This tool summarizes an in-depth treatment resource guide and interactive Web site....

Pay Attention: Symptoms of Serious Health Conditions 12/17/07

This tool presents some signs and symptoms of serious health conditions, which should be checked by a doctor or nurse including:

  • Signs of a heart attack
  • Signs of a stroke
  • Symptoms of reproductive health problems
  • ...

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