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Module: Core Curriculum in Psychiatry

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Weight loss in an immigrant girl


Dr Richard Seamark,
Consultant Psychiatrist.

Professor Philippa Hay,
Discipline of Psychiatry, University of Western Sydney.


This case focuses on the diagnosis and management of eating disorders. The graduating student is expected to be able to diagnose an eating disorder and deal with any immediate threats to health or life. Longer term management is usually dealt with by a psychiatrist in collaboration with a team of other mental health professionals.

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