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Slovenska pediatrija 2014; 21: 78-83

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EATING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS – A CASE REPORT

M. Obolnar
Služba za otroško in mladostniško psihiatrijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

S. Kovač
Služba za otroško psihiatrijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

M. Anderluh
Služba za otroško psihiatrijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana

Abstract

Eating disorders in children and adolescents are becoming more and more common. Due to various risk factors, eating disorders are a complex disease. The earliest possible restoration of health is crucial. This paper describes a case of the care of a child and adolescent with eating disorders at the Children’s Hospital in Ljubljana, with an emphasis on nursing care and the role of nurses in child psychiatry.

Key words: eating disorders, nurse, nursing care, children and adolescent.