Diagnosis of Eating Disorders
Michael Jubinville, MPH
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and health history. This will involve questions about your eating habits and how you control your weight.
Each eating disorder has its own group of symptoms and food habits. These, along with a physical exam, may point to an eating disorder.
You may have:
These, along with other test results and your physical exam, will help the doctor confirm a diagnosis.
Anorexia may cause:
Bulimia may cause:
Binge Eating Disorder TOP
Binge eating disorder (BED) may cause:
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Binge eating disorder. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed... . Updated June 15, 2017. Accessed September 5, 2018.
Bulimia nervosa. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114924/Bulimia-nervosa . Updated July 16, 2018. Accessed September 5, 2018.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
Eating disorders: About more than food. National Institute of Mental Health website. Available at: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/eating-disorders/index.shtml. Updated 2018. Accessed September 5, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
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