Detection and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care

Detection and Diagnosis of Eating Disorders in Primary Care

Many patients with eating disorders routinely visit their primary care physicians (PCPs), giving PCPs the opportunity to detect the disorder. Detection and diagnosis of eating disorders can allow early intervention to halt their negative physical and psychological consequences. This course will educate PCPs about the risk factors for eating disorders; detection of the disorders, including indicative signs and symptoms and helpful screening techniques; and appropriate interventions.

Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to
  • Discuss the prevalence of eating disorders nationally
  • Describe red flags and other signs and symptoms to look for in patients that might be indicative of eating disorders
  • Detect and diagnose eating disorders using DSM-IV criteria
  • Explain the various forms of treatment available for eating disorders
Audience: Healthcare Providers

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Development of this course is supported by a grant from NIAAA, Grant #R44AA13367

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Credit Type and Hours: [DETAILS]
  • ACCME toward AMA PRA category 1 for 0.5 hour(s)
  • ACPE for 1.3 contact hours, UPN: 339-000-04-036-H04
ACCME approval: 8/31/04
ACCME expiration: 8/30/05
ACPE approval: 10/6/04
ACPE expiration: 10/6/07
Last content review: 8/24/04
Last editorial review: 8/31/04

Sponsored by: Clinical Tools, Inc.


Jessica J. Bromwell BA
Meghan B. Coulehan MPH
T. Bradley Tanner MD


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