Could Your Patient Have an Eating Disorder?
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013
© 2013 AWHONN
Nursing for Women's Health
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 317–324, August/September 2013
How to Cite
Cooper, R. (2013), Could Your Patient Have an Eating Disorder?. Nursing for Women's Health, 17: 317–324. doi: 10.1111/1751-486X.12050
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2013
- body image;
- binge eating;
- eating disorder;
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, affect approximately 14 million people in the U.S., three-fourths of whom are female. Contrary to popular belief, eating disorders affect people of all ages. Women's health nurses can play a vital role in identifying adolescents and women who may be suffering from an eating disorder and referring them for specialized treatment.