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Identifying Bulimia and Other Eating Disorders: Recommendations From the AAP

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Eating disorders among adolescents and children are a growing problem in the United States; the number of cases has steadily increased over the last 50 years. Up to 5% of female adolescents have bulimia nervosa, and an estimated 0.5% have anorexia nervosa.1 To better identify eating disorders, the American Academy of Pediatrics advocates the routine use of screening questions for all preteen and adolescent patients (Table).

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