Dear Doctor, Your Patient has an Eating Disorder. Clinical, research-based & detailed article on signs that may show up in your office & how to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.
Here is an Article on ARFID urging pediatricians to be on the lookout for this eating disorder among children. As well, EDSNA has compiled a number of other articles on this in the Facts section.
The Role of the Pediatrician in Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders: Opportunities and Challenges: peer-reviewed article from the Journal of Adolescent Health.
EDSNA’s Guide to enable better conversations between parents and family doctors. Although it is written from a parent’s perspective, it may provide useful information to develop a checklist for doctors.
Comprehensive list of resources for clinicians, assembled by CEED- Centre for Excellence in Eating Disorders (UK). Includes: Best Practice Guidelines, Medical Risk Management, Screening Tools, Assessment, Adolescent/Youth, Treatment, Recovery Planning, Physical Activity, and more.
SCOFF Questionnaire. A simple 5-question test used to screening for Anorexia and Bulimia, developed by UK doctors.
The Academy of Eating Disorders has developed a guide to early recognition and medical risk management in the care of individuals with eating disorders. It can be found (in several different languages) HERE.
Quality of Life Questionnaire, from Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. This survey can help determine the degree to which an ED is impacting quality of life.
Ready for Change Measurement, from Eating Disorders Nova Scotia. This survey is a non-judgmental way to assess if the person is Pre-contemplative, Contemplative, Prepared, Taking Action, Maintaining or Recovered.
This Self-Help Guide, developed in the UK, also helps patients walk through the steps to consider change.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) has developed a handout for dental hygienists and dentists. It outlines the dental complications of eating disorders, effects on teeth and gums and gives a step by step guide to start the conversation with a patient.