Resources for Patients, Carers, and Family Members

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Eating Disorders Diagnosis(es)

What Is the DSM-5?

Information about DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistic Manual) from the American Psychiatric Association.

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.

What Is an Eating Disorder?

Information about a variety of eating disorders, warning signs, and treatment options.

Spotlight: Increasing Awareness

Eating Disorders and Marginalized Voices

Understanding eating disorders in underrepresented populations.

Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

Truths about eating disorders that dispel common myths.

World Eating Disorder Healthcare Rights

The rights of patients, carers, and family members as they partner with professionals to access support and treatment for eating disorders.

Your Words Can Be the Difference Between Stigma and Support

Guidance on language to use when talking about eating disorders.

Treatment Resources

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.
Management and Outcomes of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults: Consumer Summary
Consumer summary of the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) report on binge-eating disorder treatments.

For Family Members

A Family Guide for Coming to Terms with a Loved One’s Eating Disorder Diagnosis

Information to help a family cope with an eating disorder diagnosis.

A Family Guide to Eating Disorder Treatment

Information about choosing a treatment team for a family member with an eating disorder.

A Family Guide to the Importance of Nutrition for Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders

Information on the importance of nutrition in understanding and treating an eating disorder.

For Educators and School Professionals

Eating Disorders on Campus Guide

Information to raise awareness and provide education about eating disorders on college campuses.

Eating Disorders on the College Campus

A national survey of programs and resources available on college campuses.

Educator Toolkit

Information and recommendations for educational professionals in identifying and managing eating disorders in a school setting.

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