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How do doctors diagnose an eating disorder?
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Dr. Sarab Alfata
Family Medicine
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In brief: Exam
Through taking a good history of eating habita and body image issue and also through doing a good details physical exam, sometimes may need the help of some blood testing.

In brief: Exam
Through taking a good history of eating habita and body image issue and also through doing a good details physical exam, sometimes may need the help of some blood testing.
Dr. Sarab Alfata
Dr. Sarab Alfata
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Dr. Alan Ali
Also, Family Hx & Psychiatric eval.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry
In brief: Dx Eating Disorder
The diagnostic and statistical manual (dsm iv) of the american psychiatric association has a list of criteria for eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
One dividing line about an eating problem being a disorder is whether purging occurs in some form . It may be by inducing vomiting or by laxative abuse. Eating disorders often require ongoing physical and psychiatric treatment.

In brief: Dx Eating Disorder
The diagnostic and statistical manual (dsm iv) of the american psychiatric association has a list of criteria for eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.
One dividing line about an eating problem being a disorder is whether purging occurs in some form . It may be by inducing vomiting or by laxative abuse. Eating disorders often require ongoing physical and psychiatric treatment.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
Dr. Gerald Bausek
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