Assessing a child or young person with a potential eating disorder

In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost podcast, doctors Lisa and Sara talk to senior eating disorder practitioners, Vicky McGee and Rachelle Davies, to get their advice on consulting with children and young people who present with features of an eating disorder.

The podcast focuses on the theoretical case of 14-year-old Suzie who presents to the practice, alongside her mum, with mood symptoms, reduced eating and weight loss.

Lisa and Sara use the example of Suzie to guide the discussion around consulting with children and young people and assessing for an eating disorder. They talk about red flags during acute assessment and follow up.

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