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by Dr Harry
Last updated: May 2011
This module gives an introduction to the
assessment of adult bulimia nervosa and similar eating
disorders. It highlights the importance of hidden morbidity
and helping general practitioners identify patients
First, the role of general mental health
services in supporting the process of early identification and
intervention is outlined. We then go on to describe
standard diagnostic criteria for eating disorders along with other
important physical and psychological characteristics of bulimic
Standardised assessment tools, risk
assessment, the assessment of motivation to change and the
importance of co-morbidity are explored. Finally, guidance
is given on initial response further to diagnosis.
If you like this module, you may also be interested in:
Assessment of eating disorders in children and young
Pharmacological management of anxiety
Essentials of Physical Health in Psychiatry (book from RCPsych
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