Eating Disorders: An Information Pack for General Practitioners
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This information pack for general practitioners provides information on Eating Disorders, including common presentations (physical and psychological features), screening advice, diagnostic critiera, and guidance on assessment, management, and referral. The information pack includes a five-question screening tool that has been found to reliably identify individuals with an Eating Disorder. Signs to be aware of during physical and related (historical, psychiatric, social, and behavioural) assessment are reported and suggestions of methods to monitor physical status are provided.
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