Assessment of eating disorders in children and young people

by Dr Agnes Ayton, Dr Dasha Nicholls and Dr Anne Stewart

 

Published: August 2009

 

This module will consider the assessment of eating disorders in children and young people, highlighting aspects of care that differ from that of adults.

 

Assessment is an ongoing process throughout the period of care, not simply at the time of presentation.

 

The emphasis is on systemic and developmental approaches, addressing both psychological and physical aspects, and considering issues of confidentiality and consent.

 

The module will use a clinical vignette to illustrate different aspects of assessment.

 

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Please note: This module was last updated in 2009. A revision is being worked on, but in the meantime please be aware when completing the module that some of the guidance may have changed.

 

If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Ethical and legal challenges within children's mental healthcare: Part 1 and Part 2 by Dr Moli Paul

 

Assessment of adult bulimia by Dr Harry Millar

 

Management of eating disorders (podcast) by Professsor Gerald Russell

 

 

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