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Detection of anorexia nervosa in primary care

Detection of anorexia nervosa in primary care In the years preceding diagnosis, individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) attend more primary care appointments than their peers. Primary care physicians (PCPs) may be uniquely situated to detect AN in early manifestations. In this study, a sample of physicians was recruited online. Videotaped vignettes of a primary care appointment were shown to these participants, who were asked to diagnose the patient and could make a referral. 61.2% of participants identified an eating disorder (ED) diagnosis. However, of those, only 40% intended to refer for therapy. These findings suggest that the rate of referral to mental health is problematically low among PCPs http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Eating Disorders Taylor & Francis

Detection of anorexia nervosa in primary care

Eating Disorders , Volume 26 (3): 16 – May 4, 2018

Detection of anorexia nervosa in primary care

Eating Disorders , Volume 26 (3): 16 – May 4, 2018

Abstract

In the years preceding diagnosis, individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) attend more primary care appointments than their peers. Primary care physicians (PCPs) may be uniquely situated to detect AN in early manifestations. In this study, a sample of physicians was recruited online. Videotaped vignettes of a primary care appointment were shown to these participants, who were asked to diagnose the patient and could make a referral. 61.2% of participants identified an eating disorder (ED) diagnosis. However, of those, only 40% intended to refer for therapy. These findings suggest that the rate of referral to mental health is problematically low among PCPs

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2018 Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1532-530X
eISSN
1064-0266
DOI
10.1080/10640266.2017.1397419
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Abstract

In the years preceding diagnosis, individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) attend more primary care appointments than their peers. Primary care physicians (PCPs) may be uniquely situated to detect AN in early manifestations. In this study, a sample of physicians was recruited online. Videotaped vignettes of a primary care appointment were shown to these participants, who were asked to diagnose the patient and could make a referral. 61.2% of participants identified an eating disorder (ED) diagnosis. However, of those, only 40% intended to refer for therapy. These findings suggest that the rate of referral to mental health is problematically low among PCPs

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Eating DisordersTaylor & Francis

Published: May 4, 2018

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