Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care
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
- 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
Recommended CitationEmerson, MD, Laura, "Eating Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care" (2017). Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Paper 204.