Eating disorders are mostly invisible. They are also great deceivers: able to mimic all manner of common chronic conditions and ailments. Some patients may have been told they were cured in their teens, but many more will have never been treated for an eating disorder at any time in their lives. So it won't occur to your patient that the cause of their symptoms is an eating disorder. Given the prevalence of eating disorders, here's a primer on how to identify them as a physician.
A closer and updated look at the Homeodynamic Recovery Method in relation to temperament-based treatment and calorie intake guidelines.
Part 1 of Phases of Recovery looks at what an eating disorder is, how it's identified and what the prognosis and outcomes are.
Part 2 of Phases of Recovery providing you with some information on how to determine when an eating disorder is present.
In part 3 of Phases of Recovery we review some risks, misdiagnoses and possible complications associated with the recovery process.
Part 4 of the Phases of Recovery looks at the calorie intake guidelines in some depth and discusses the necessity of restorative eating.
The Homeodynamic Recovery Method (HDRM) comprises four phases toward remission of an eating disorder: initial re-feeding, the neither/nor phase, the must-be-done-by-now phase, and the high-risk final phase.