Eating Disorders: A Guide to Medical Care — AED Report 2021 | 4th Edition

Academy for Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Committee.


Key Points

  • Eating disorders (EDs) are serious mental disorders with high rates of mortality
  • Elevated rates of life-threatening medical and psychiatric morbidity are common regardless of an individual’s eating disorder diagnosis or weight
  • Eating disorders affect people of all ages, genders, races, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses
  • All clinicians should work to mitigate the risk of missing an eating disorder when a patient presents who does not conform to an imagined stereotype of someone with an eating disorder

Table of Contents

  • WHAT Are Eating Disorders?
  • WHEN Do I Worry?
  • HOW Do I Treat?
  • WHAT Can I Do?
  • WHERE Can I Learn More?

Information NutriBib

Reference work for leading, current and selected literature in the field of clinical nutrition

Publications on clinical nutrition have grown steadily in recent years and the scientific evidence has been improved by numerous observational as well as intervention studies. Various umbrella organisations, such as the Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (GESKES), the German Society for Nutritional Medicine (DGEM) or the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) publish guidelines on nutrition in various clinical situations at regular intervals. Thus, a large amount of literature is available for evidence-based nutritional medicine.

The NutriBib aims to filter out authoritative publications in the various fields of nutritional medicine and thus to provide an overview of the abundance of literature. A large number of experienced nutrition experts contributed to the selection of relevant sources and allow a broadly based selection. Nevertheless, the literature selection cannot be considered exhaustive. Specific literature can be found by entering search words (using the magnifying glass at the top right) or by searching the table of contents.

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List of abbreviations

DGEM German Society for Nutritional Medicine (German Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährungsmedizin)
GESKES  Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (German Gesellschaft für klinische Ernährung der Schweiz) 
ESPEN European Society of Clinicl Nutrition and Metabolism