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Pediatric psychosomatic medicine consultants often receive requests for mental health consultation with patients who have eating disorders. These are serious illnesses that present with both medical and psychiatric symptoms. Given the associated disabling morbidity and potential mortality, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa cause troubling and significant distress to patients, their families, and their health care providers. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach with an experienced care team. In this chapter, we address the range of clinical issues typically faced by the mental health consultant when trying to assist with the assessment and management of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in the pediatric setting.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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