Eating disorders

Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2008 Dec;19(3):547-72, xi.


Adolescents frequently engage in disordered eating behavior at an alarming rate, with many developing partial or full-blown eating disorders. The spectrum of eating disorders includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified, and binge-eating disorder. In this article we provide the practitioner with an update on the current state-of-the-art regarding etiology and treatment of eating disorders and address certain clinical controversies that practitioners face on a daily basis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Body Weight
  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic / physiopathology
  • Bone Diseases, Metabolic / prevention & control
  • Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / diagnosis
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Feeding and Eating Disorders / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors