Eating disorders: Recognize early to prevent complications
Elizabeth H.W. Ricanati, MD
Department of General Internal Medicine, The Gault Women’s Health and Breast Pavilion, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Ellen S. Rome, MD, MPH
Head, Section of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Address: Elizabeth H.W. Ricanati, MD, The Gault Women’s Health and Breast Pavillion, A10, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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ABSTRACTManagement of eating disorders can include psychotherapy, counseling, and medical therapy. Early diagnosis is critical. Medical therapy includes refeeding, educating, and encouraging the patient; identifying and treating any complications; prescribing an antidepressant agent when indicated; and scheduling frequent follow-up visits to monitor progress.