2016 Annual Meeting Institute 3 Notebook
2016 Annual Meeting Institute 3 Notebook
Eating Disorders in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults The steady increase in the prevalence of eating disorders in children and adolescents since the 1950s makes it critically important that child and adolescent psychiatrists and mental health professionals be familiar with early detection and appropriate management of these disorders. Of particular concern is the increasing prevalence of eating disorders at progressively younger ages. The fact that eating disorders are associated with many other mental illnesses and have the highest death rate of all mental illnesses, many of those deaths by suicide, emphasizes the importance of increasing community awareness and understanding of these disorders. In this Institute, evidence-based education is provided on best practices for the identification, evaluation, and management of eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Learn to recognize the signs of an eating disorder; dispel the myths surrounding eating disorders as a voluntary, willful act; and understand the importance of interdisciplinary care in the management of young patients with eating disorders.
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