Adolescents and Eating Disorders

1 Hour
Credit (s)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Name at least two key diagnostic features of eating disorders 
  • Name at least two vulnerable populations at increased risk of developing an eating disorder 
  • List at least two criteria for the hospitalization of a patient with an eating disorder 

Intended Audience:

This online course is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurses.


Eating disorders can be life-threatening and can negatively impact an adolescent’s physical and psychological development. Because of the complexity of care that a young person living with an eating disorder requires, the pediatric primary care provider may be called on to provide medical supervision of these patients. In addition, the pediatric primary care provider may need to coordinate care and advocate for appropriate services.  

Assessment and Earning CME Credit:

To receive CME credit for this episode in Armenia, you must take the CME quiz at the end of this course. You have 3 chances to get a 70% to pass. Once you pass the quiz, we will send your information to the Armenian Ministry of Health for credits.

Dr. Diane Tanaka

Dr. Diane Tanaka

Dr. Diane Tanaka is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Clinician-Educator. She is a native of Los Angeles and earned her medical degree from UC Davis. She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and her adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. For over 20 years, Dr. Tanaka has dedicated her career to providing innovative evidence-based medical care to adolescents and young adults. She delivers trauma-informed care to youth living with complex biopsychosocial issues, including youth living with complex medical conditions and marginalized youth. Dr. Tanaka is the medical director of the Teenage and Young Adult Health Center at Children’s Hospital of LA.