American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
May 14, 2016
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VIDEO Treating eating disorders in adolescents

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ATLANTA — Matthew Shear, MD, MPH, assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, discusses treatment methods for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and recently defined DSM-5 avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder among adolescents.

The crux of treating these disorders is behavioral health, according to Shear.

“The focus of our treatment in the hospital is behavioral – helping them learn to eat normally again and we’re trying to involve their families in this treatment,” Shear told