Friday, March 7, 2008

APA releases fact sheet on eating disorders

The APA recently released a fact sheet on eating disorders
Overall, I like their revisions, especially addressing the prevalence of EDNOS. I was surprised they did not mention dental/teeth erosion problems in the physical consequences section. I also liked what the APA recommended in terms of addressing eating disorders. Let's hope they follow through with these suggestions as it is a much needed area of treatment.

Also, The House passed Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. Basically, this act requires insurance to cover mental and physical illnesses when policies cover both. This is a big step in terms of mental health parity. You can read more about it here.

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