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Eating disorders: clinical review

Eating disorders: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


June 5, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

This article by Dr Vibhav Shetty and Dr Dasha Nicholls, updated in 2017, covers the diagnosis and management of eating disorders in primary care. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include validated screening tools, differential diagnoses and clinical features.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • screen for eating disorders using validated screening tools.
  • recognise the clinical features of eating disorders
  • understand the differential diagnosis of eating disorders
  • appreciate the management of eating disorders
  • Authors

    Original Authors
    Dr Vibhav Shetty and Dr Dasha Nicholls
    Child and adolescent psychiatrists
    Great Ormond Street Hospital feeding and eating disorders service

    Updated in 2017 by:

    Dr Dasha Nicholls
    Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist
    Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Chair, Eating Disorders Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Dr Farhana Ahmed
    Specialist registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry
    Great Ormond Street Hospital

    Test Author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    General Practitioner


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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