NSW Department of Health

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.

Mental Health for Emergency Departments: A Reference Guide 2009

 


Better Health Centre, Macquarie Hospital, PO Box 169, North Ryde, 1670 NSW New South Wales

(02) 9887 5450

(02) 9887 5452

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Service Type

Public Health Service

Population

Adult

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