Resources for Healthcare Providers and Researchers

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Spotlight: Increasing Awareness

Your Words Can Be the Difference Between Stigma and Support

Guidance on language to use when talking about eating disorders.

Eating Disorders and Marginalized Voices

Understanding eating disorders in underrepresented populations.

Eating Disorders in Adolescent and Young Adult Males: Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies
A review paper looking at prevalence estimates, symptom presentation, and assessment and treatment strategies for males.

Treatment Resources

Academy for Eating Disorders Position Paper: The Role of the Family in Eating Disorders
Position paper from the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) refuting the idea that eating disorders are primarily caused by family factors.
Addressing Nutritional Disorders in Adolescents
Position paper from Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) on nutritional disorders in adolescents.
AED Report—Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) resource guide to promote recognition and prevention of the medical complications of eating disorders.
Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment—NICE Guidelines
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline for healthcare professionals in assessing, treating, monitoring, and providing care for those with eating disorders.
Family-based Treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa: The Maudsley Approach
Highlights the three phases of the Maudsley Approach to treating anorexia nervosa in adolescents.
Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3rd Ed.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders.
Guideline Watch (Aug 2012): Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3rd Ed.
Summarizes developments since the publication of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Practice Guidelines in 2005.
Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report to assist pediatricians in diagnosis and initial evaluation of eating disorders in children and adolescents.
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder: Full Report
Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of treatments for binge-eating disorder conducted by the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ).
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder: Executive Summary
Executive summary of the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) report on binge-eating disorder (BED) treatments.
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder: Research Protocol
Research protocol for the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) systematic review on binge-eating disorder (BED) treatments.
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults: Clinician Summary
Clinician summary for the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) report on binge-eating disorder treatments.
Medical Management of Restrictive Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults: Position paper for SAHM
Position paper from Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) on medical management of restrictive eating disorders.
Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical report providing guidance to pediatricians in identifying behaviors that influence both ED and obesity as well as addressing the relationship between obesity prevention and eating disorders.
Treating Eating Disorders: A Quick Reference Guide
American Psychiatric Association (APA) condensed reference guide outlining the management and treatment of eating disorders.

Understanding Diagnoses and Symptoms

DSM-5 Feeding and Eating Disorders

A listing of current eating disorder diagnoses (and their DSM-5 codes).

Eating Disorders: About More Than Food (Spanish)

Eating disorder definitions and research directions (en Espanol).

Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

Eating disorder definitions and research directions.

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    Presenters

    Sara Forman, MD
    Director, Outpatient Eating Disorders Program
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School

    Holly Gooding, MD, MSc
    Physician—Adolescent/ Young Adult Medicine
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics
    Harvard Medical School

    Webinar Details

    Audience: Primary care providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults
    Duration: 1 hour
    Cost: Free
    Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is available