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Mental Health for Emergency Departments: A Reference Guide 2009

Community Programs
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.

NSW Department of Health
NSW Department of Health
NSW Department of Health
Better Health Centre, Macquarie Hospital, PO Box 169, North Ryde, NSW, 1670
02 9887 5450
02 9887 5452

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