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by Dr William Rhys
Jones and Dr Sarfaraz
Published: January 2018
Eating disorders are biologically based
serious mental disorders which individuals typically acquire in
mid-adolescence at a developmentally sensitive time.
Lifetime prevalence rates in the general
population range from 1–4% for anorexia nervosa,
4–7% for bulimia nervosa and 2–3.5%
for binge eating disorder. The overall incidence and prevalence of
anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is stabilising in Western
countries, but increasingly younger people are being affected.
Eating disorders can have major psychological,
physical and social sequelae with poor quality of life, high health
burden and a high burden on families and other carers. The adverse
physical consequences of dieting, weight loss and purging
behaviours can sometimes prove fatal and anorexia nervosa has one
of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. Less is
known about the mortality rates of bulimia nervosa and atypical
eating disorders, although evidence suggests that rates may be as
high as that of anorexia nervosa.
In this CPD Online module you will learn about
the risk factors associated with eating disorders, as well as the
principles of treatment for adults with eating disorders, including
physical risk management.
eating disorders in children and young people by Dr Agnes
Ayton, Dr Dasha Nicholls and Dr Anne Stewart
Or why not try a Quickbite module?:
enduring eating disorders by Dr William Rhys Jones and Dr Paul
Use of mental
health legislation in eating disorders by E. Jane B. Morris
Download take-home notes to print and