Pediatric hospitalists created guidelines for treating patients with eating disorders.
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A longitudinal study of adolescents suggests that disordered eating may precede depressive symptoms and poor peer relations.
TAMPA, FLA. – Low-calorie diets “lead to tryptophan depletion and decreased serotonin levels in the brain,” says Dr. Allan S. Kaplan.
Pediatricians should consider testing young children with a family history of celiac disease if there are concerns.