During a physical exam for
eating disorders, the doctor will:
Other physical signs include:2
Because vomiting is often part of an eating disorder, the
doctor may also check for:3
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National
Institutes of Health (2000). The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (NIH Publication No. 00-4084). Available online:
American Academy of Pediatrics (2010). Clinical report: Identification and management of eating disorders in children and adolescents. Pediatrics, 126(6): 1240–1253.
Fairburn CG, Harrison PJ (2003). Eating disorders.
Lancet, 361(9355): 407–416.
April 10, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry
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