Eating and Feeding Disorders

  • Fiona McNicholasEmail author
  • Sara McDevitt


Given the salient role that feeding (and eating) play in health and well-being, family functioning and relationship development, emotional regulation and the relatively frequent presentation of eating and feeding disorders, it is understandable that these difficulties are high priority in Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Using case examples, this chapter reviews the clinical presentation of feeding and eating disorders throughout development, using DSM 5 diagnostic criteria, and suggests a potentially helpful assessment framework and a typical treatment plan.


Feeding and eating disorders of childhood Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa Binge eating disorder Child psychiatry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child PsychiatryUniversity College DublinDublinRepublic of Ireland
  2. 2.Child PsychiatryHSECorkRepublic of Ireland

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