Medical Care Standards Guide

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

Medical Care Standards Guide

Often referred to as, "the purple brochure," this guide from the Academy for Eating Disorders' (AED) Medical Care Standards Task Force, is intended as a resource to promote recognition of, and risk management in the care of, those with eating disorders.  

The guide is available in multiple languages via links to the right and offers:

  • Important facts about eating disorders
  • Presenting signs and symptoms
  • Early Recognition
  • Information on a comprehensive assessment
  • Reference about Refeeding Syndrome and Undereating
  • Goals of treatment
  • Timely interventions
  • Information on ongoing management

Endorsed by:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Canadian Paediatric Society
  • Colegio de PediatrÍa de Nuevo León
  • Mexican Ministry of Health
  • Secretaria de Salud de México, Gobierno Federal
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine