If you are a family physician and you are frustrated by the difficulties presented by your patients with eating disorders, you are not alone. It is increasingly recognized that illness duration is a significant prognosticator and that early identification and treatment lead to better long-term outcomes.
As a family physician you are in a unique position to identify eating disorders early because you are the first to hear from parents who typically notice non-specific symptoms quickly. Join us in changing the the landscape of eating disorders and contribute to a significant reduction in their high mortality rates.
- Eating disorders are devastating potentially chronic and mortal illnesses
- Family physicians are in a unique position to identify eating disorders early
- Early identification can improve prognosis
- Every little bit matters