Monday, Oct 5, 2015
Child Health Issues
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that affect more than 5 million Americans, 90% of which are children and adolescents. Family Based Treatment empowers parents to actively participate in treatment, increasing the likelihood of full remission. Newly updated diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V may expedite identification and treatment of young patients more effectively. Strategies for determining goal weights and calorie requirements are reviewed.
List the changes in diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V.
Understand medical complications and considerations regarding goal weights in pediatric and adolescent patients.
Describe the advantages of Family Based Treatment for eating disorders in children and adolescents.
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