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Keywords:

  • Assessment measures;
  • eating disorders;
  • children and adolescents

Background:  Several diagnostic and screening instruments are available for child and adolescent eating disorders. However, limitations have been identified in many of these.

Method:  We review the most frequently used assessment measures for eating disorders in children and adolescents.

Results:  Several of the available instruments have significant limitations, although relevant strengths are identified.

Conclusions:  Limitations in the current available instruments for child and adolescent eating disorders should be addressed in order to improve recognition and treatment.