Eating disorders are common among adolescents, and exact a heavy toll on patients and their families. Up to 10% of affected individuals will ultimately die as a result of their disease. This case study features a young female patient who presents with signs and symptoms of the most common eating disorder, anorexia nervosa (AN). Strategies to appropriately diagnose and manage AN in primary care as part of the multi-disciplinary care approach will be demonstrated.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Apply evidence-based best practice in the treatment of an adolescent with anorexia nervosa
- Define the roles of the multidisciplinary team in the outpatient management of eating disorders
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC), Office of Continuing Education and Haymarket Medical Education. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Colorado Foundation for Medical Care designates this enduring material internet activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
University of Chicago
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
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Daniel Le Grange, PhD, is a consultant to Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, LLC.
All other members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations. It is the policy of Haymarket Medical Education and Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) that the faculty discloses real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity.
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This educational activity may contain discussion of unapproved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. CFMC and Haymarket Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of CFMC and HME. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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