Mental Health for Emergency Departments: A Reference Guide 2009
Community Programs Resource Booklet 134 Pages
This reference guide is designed to assist emergency department staff to respond to individuals who present to an emergency health department with a diagnosed or suspected mental health issue. The handbook contains a section on Common Symptoms and Presentations, within which Eating Disorders are discussed. Key symptoms of Eating Disorders are outlined and a reliable five-question screening tool for identifying an Eating Disorder is provided. Possible physical admission criteria are given with a checklist of key risks to consider for this population.