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Treating Eating Disorders and Self-Injury in Adolescents


Clinicians working with adolescents face several challenging situations daily. For example, treating young people with eating disorders is complex because of the interplay among physical, psychological, and social constructs that can help precipitate and perpetuate eating disorders. Practitioners must keep in mind that eating disorders have the highest mortality of any of the psychiatric diagnoses, and death can result from medical complications or from suicide. Adding to the complexities of…