AED Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care (4th Ed.)

About this resource

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

The recently released 4th edition guide is available in English 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

For access to the 3rd edition available in multiple languages, access the AED website here.


See also

NEDC Report on Eating Disorders Training in Australia (2018)

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) prepared a report for the Australian Government on the current state of professional development training on eating disorders in Australia.

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Exercise in the eating disorders: Terms and definitions.


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Disordered eating and job stress among nurses

AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine disordered eating behaviours among nurses in the state of Ohio.

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An Integrated Response to Complexity. National Eating Disorders Framework.

An Integrated Response to Complexity: National Eating Disorders Framework 2012 is the first national schema for eating disorders in Australia.

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