If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/prctgd_c.pdf.
- 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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. Stewart Agras, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||April 10, 2012|
Last Revised: April 10, 2012
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