Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Review and Update for Pediatric Gynecologists
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Eating disorders (EDs) are common among female adolescents and young adults and can have serious and diverse health consequences. Pediatric gynecology providers have the opportunity to play a vital role in the recognition of EDs in this population. Early medical detection and referral for appropriate evidence-based treatment can lead to better health outcomes for youth. In this article we aim to increase the awareness of the pediatric gynecologist of typical and subtle presentations of EDs, provide guidance for screening, discuss common and serious medical complications, and review treatment considerations for gynecologic issues in patients with EDs.
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