Title

Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

9-7-2017

Abstract

Why is this an important topic?

Mortality rates: Anorexia has the highest rate of mortality of any mental illness

  • estimated all-cause standardized mortality ratio of 1.7 to 5.9

Comorbidities:

  • elevated risk of anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use disorders
  • Sequelae of obesity with BED

Not merely an illness of white upper class women:

  • Prevalence growing in a faster rate in male, lower socioeconomic, and older individuals

Presentation: 51:56