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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Eating disorders in adolescent and young adult males: prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment strategies

A literature review examining the prevalence, presentation, assessment, and treatment of adolescent and young adult males with eating disorders, including challenges and differences compared to validated screening tools and female
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Eating Disorders and disordered eating behaviors in the LGBT population: a review of the literature

From the Journal of Eating Disorders, a literature review that details the prevalence and risk factors for various eating disorders within subpopulations of the LGBT community, then provides suggestions for
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Update on eating disorders: current perspectives on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder in children and youth

Summarizes best practice for pediatric patients with ARFID, including application of DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis, case studies, differentiation between “picky eating,” and clinical and treatment challenges and interventions for
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Family-based treatment of eating disorders in adolescents: current insights

Summarizes the role of Family-Based Therapy as an intervention for eating disorders for the adolescent population in various settings, including insights on its implementation and adaptation.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on eating disorders: A systematic review

A systematic review from the International Journal of Eating Disorders that synthesizes studies to determine the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with eating disorders.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Eating Disorders in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Management

Guidance and tools from the American Family Physicians Journal for providers in the primary care setting. Includes key recommendations related to early identification, prevention, treatment options and monitoring, and recovery.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

An overview  on signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment for eating disorders, followed by shareable multimedia resources and links to ongoing studies.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Eating Recovery Center Events

Free events and continuing education opportunities for families, patients, and healthcare professionals from an eating disorder treatment program with locations around the country.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

The Renfrew Center Events

Webinars and online trainings for health professionals from an eating disorder treatment program with locations around the country.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (IAEDP)

Organization that provides education, training, and resources to healthcare professionals who treat EDs, including Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) credentialing, webinars, and publication of Eating Disorders Review journal.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

Eating Disorder Hope

Online community offering resources, education, support, and inspiration to those with disordered eating and their loved ones.
Child & Adolescent Mental HealthEating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders

Organization committed to providing free peer support services, education. Resources include webinars, blogs, ED helpline, and book recommendations.