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Psychological medicine

Eating disorders: the pivotal role of GPs

SARAH MAGUIRE, JAN ORMAN

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Abstract

GPs arguably play the most important role in the management of eating disorders. They are often the point of first presentation, have a broad ongoing relationship with the person and vital medical skills.

Article Extract

With a new suite of 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions for people with eating disorders – that can all be accessed by general practitioners – introduced on 1 November 2019 under the MBS, the GP’s role in the management of this patient group is only set to grow. (For more information on the changes visit www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-EatingDisorders).

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