National Eating Disorders Association

Medical professionals are in a unique position to recognize the signs of an eating disorder - yet the symptoms are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Education and early intervention can save lives. 

The Physician’s Role

Physicians can play an important role not only in treatment but also in the prevention of eating disorders. Learn more.

Blog: What All Medical Professionals Should Know About Eating Disorders By: Angela Guarda, MD - Director, Eating Disorders Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Screening for Eating Disorders by Primary Care Physicians

As a primary care provider, you could be the first person to recognize and offer assistance regarding a patient's eating and weight concerns. Please incorporate these questions into your patient interviews. Learn more.

Assisting Physicians in Eating Disorder Prevention

As health professionals, physicians play an integral role in educating and assisting individuals who may be struggling with body image, eating, or weight concerns. We can help physicians to identify patients with eating disorders by providing resources and training to screen for early signs and symptoms. Learn more.


WHATS UP DOC is a helpful guide for physicians. Using this handy acronym you will be sure to cover a wide array of significant topics with you patients. Learn more.

Academy for Eating Disorders (AED): Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders

The Medical Care Standards Task Force of the Academy for Eating Disorders has developed this tool for early detection and medical risk management of eating disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Learn more.

American Academy of Pediatrics Report: Pediatrician’s Guide

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published this report. The Academy writes, "This clinical report includes a discussion of diagnostic criteria and outlines the initial evaluation of the patient with disordered eating. You can advocate for your loved one by providing this report to your family's pediatrician. Learn more.