Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders (AED)

About this resource

Often referred to as, "the purple brochure," this guide from the Academy for Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Task Force, is intended as a resource to promote recognition of, and risk management in the care of, those with eating disorders. Multiple translations downloadable.


The guide is available in multiple languages and offers:

  • Important facts about eating disorders
  • Presenting signs and symptoms
  • Early Recognition
  • Information on a comprehensive assessment
  • Reference about Re-feeding Syndrome and Undereating
  • Goals of treatment
  • Timely interventions
  • Information on ongoing management

AuthorAcademy for Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Task Force
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