What the emergency department needs to know when caring for your patients with eating disorders
International Journal of Eating Disorders, 06/22/2012
Mascolo M et al. – Patients with anorexia and bulimia nervosa present to ED with a multitude of vague complaints. It is crucial for ED physicians to recognize that such complaints stem from an underlying eating disorder to understand the pathophysiology behind such complaints. This in turn will lead to appropriate management of patient symptoms, which can often be complex for the provider and stressful for the patient.