Draft Guideline on the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders

APA’s Committee on Practice Guidelines invites review and comment on the draft Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders.

The deadline to comment is November 12, 2021.

The draft guideline was developed following the APA guideline development process and was drafted based on a systematic review of the available evidence conducted by Doctor Evidence and APA staff. Guideline statements are based on the balance of possible benefits and harms of the recommended actions as discussed in the text. Additionally, the draft guideline includes strategies and caveats when implementing the statements, a review of available evidence, areas for future research, and a discussion of the appropriateness of the guideline statements to inform quality improvement activities.

This document is a draft only and does not yet represent official APA policy. The document is copyright 2021, American Psychiatric Association. No part of the document may be reproduced except as permitted under Sections 107 and 108 of U.S. Copyright Act.

How to Comment

Comments should be submitted via the comment form and emailed to guidelines@psych.org. Please include the following information:

  • Reference each comment by page and line number and include a reference and/or rationale.
  • Disclose any relevant potential conflicts of interest, e.g., significant industry or other financial relationships you have that may be relevant to evaluating your comment.
  • Include an email address and phone number where we can contact you for additional information about your input, if necessary.

Download the comment form here (.DOCX).

Contact Us

For questions about this draft or the comment process, contact Jennifer Medicus, APA Practice Guidelines, at guidelines@psych.org or at (703) 907-8623.