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Dying to be thin: Identifying and managing eating disorders

Garzon, Dawn Lee PhD, CPNP-BC, FAANP; Figgemeier, Molly E. MSN, CPNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000405157.98547.90

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.

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