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admission criteria (to be discussed with Adolescent Medicine consultant)
with anorexia nervosa may be at risk of suicide or other at-risk behavior (eg.
acute bulimic phase). These patients require urgent psychiatric assessment. On
consultation with the adolescent consultant and the adolescent psychiatry team,
admission may be considered. The admission is usually of shorter duration than
if the patient were physically comprised.
patients with eating disorders require close and expert monitoring and
long-term therapy. This usually involves a combination of adolescent medicine
and psychiatry out-patient support.
patients with an eating disorder can be referred to see one of the adolescent
medicine consultants or be seen at the Healthy Eating Clinic (both of these can
be arranged through the Adolescent Centre - extn. 5890).