Dying to be thin: Identifying and managing eating disordersGarzon, Dawn Lee PhD, CPNP-BC, FAANP; Figgemeier, Molly E. MSN, CPNPNurse Practitioner: October 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 10 - p 45–51 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000405157.98547.90 Feature: MENTAL HEALTH Abstract Author Information Eating disorders have the highest mortality of all the mental health disorders. A missed diagnosis increases the risk of death significantly. The purpose of this article is to provide the practicing NP with evidence-based strategies to identify, manage, and refer individuals with eating disorders. Dawn Lee Garzon is a teaching professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, College of Nursing. Molly E. Figgemeier is a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. John's Mercy Children's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. The authors have disclosed they have no financial relationships pertaining to this article. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.