Eating Disorders: SIG Leaders Challenge APA Proposed Guidelines

Leaders of the Academy’s Pediatric C-L Psychiatry SIG have submitted a detailed and comprehensive response, endorsed by the ACLP Board of Directors, to a draft document from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) on treating patients with eating disorders.

SIG chairs Laura Markley, MD, FAAP, FAPA, FACLP, and Susan Turkel, MD, FAACAP, DFAPA, FACLP, say the draft “focuses significantly on patterns and perceptions that are more prevalent in adults” and point out differences based on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s (AACAP’s) Practice Parameter for the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders as well as their extensive clinical experience of treating children and adolescents with eating disorders.

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