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CPD module: Eating disorders

This module reviews the features and management of common eating disorders.

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

  • why eating disorders are considered complex mental illnesses;
  • how emotions are involved in eating disorders;
  • how eating disorders can manifest themselves;
  • physical and mental consequences of eating disorders;
  • prevalence;
  • early warning signs and aspects taken into account for diagnosis and referral;
  • characteristics of anorexia nervosa;
  • characteristics of bulimia nervosa;
  • characteristics of binge eating disorder (BED);
  • key guidelines, including MEED (Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders);
  • treatment options using psychological approaches and programmes;
  • the limited role of pharmacological interventions;
  • special considerations around diabetes with eating disorders.


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