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Case-by-case: eating disorders

Module summary
Psychiatrists Dr William Rhys Jones and Dr Muhammad Masood present four eating disorder case presentations, giving you the chance to compare your diagnosis and management with their advice.
Learning objectives

This module will update you on diagnosis and management of anorexia and bulimia, including:

  • Diagnostic criteria for anorexia and bulimia
  • Recommended assessment tools
  • Approaches to management of patients with eating disorders
  • When a patient requires urgent care


Within the module you will be presented with a case, followed by an open-ended question, which will ask you to write down how you would approach the case at a given point. You will then be presented with advice from the author, allowing you to compare your approach to that of a specialist in the field.

There is no post-module assessment. Instead, you will be invited to reflect on the cases and your current practice.


Dr William Rhys Jones is a consultant psychiatrist at the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders, Leeds. He has a wide range of interests including eating disorders and general psychiatry.

Dr Muhammad Khurram Masood is an ST5 in psychiatry at Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Very useful
Very good up date
Elena Andrei
Very interesting
Charlotte Lewis
Susan Murray
Alison Hudson
Good, but definitions of eating disorders not really much clinical relevance at GP level. I've picked up some useful assessment tools though which are useful in practice.
Hannah Brotherstone