These are resources physicians we’ve worked with have said were valuable, so we are passing them on. Please understand this is not us telling you how to do your job! We hope this page is a helpful springboard for learning more about caring for people with eating disorders in your practice. If you find any resources we should add to this page, please let us know!

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

A.k.a. “the Purple Book” this resources is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychiatric Association, Canadian Paediatric Society, the Mexican Ministry of Health, etc. This is the latest 2021 edition and we will update once a new one becomes available!

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs

This e-learning course is from the National Eating Disorders Collaboration based in Australia.

Medical emergencies in eating disorders (MEED): Guidance on recognition and management

This is a pdf of the guidance produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Healthcare Provider Training by the National Center of Excellence in Eating Disorders

There are several trainings on this site. Of particular interest to GPs would be:

  • Part 1: Eating Disorders 101: Signs, Symptoms, Screening, and Referral
  • Part 2: The Role of Primary Care in the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders
  • Part 1: Detecting Eating Disorders in Adult Patients
  • Part 2: Ongoing Management of Eating Disorders in Adult Patients
  • Managing Eating Disorders in Pediatric Patients
  • Signs and Symptoms: Presenting Features of Eating Disorders