Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents

Neville H. Golden, Debra K. Katzman, Susan M. Sawyer, Rollyn Ornstein, Ellen S. Rome, Andrea K. Garber, Michael Kohn, Richard E. Kreipe

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The medical practitioner has an important role to play in the management of adolescents with eating disorders, usually as part of a multidisciplinary team. This article reviews the role of the medical practitioner in the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, updating the reader on the changing epidemiology of eating disorders, revised diagnostic criteria, newer methods of assessing degree of malnutrition, more aggressive approaches to refeeding, and current approaches to managing low bone mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-375
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Golden, N. H., Katzman, D. K., Sawyer, S. M., Ornstein, R., Rome, E. S., Garber, A. K., Kohn, M., & Kreipe, R. E. (2015). Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(4), 370-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.020