Priority 3 from the Eating Disorders (Netherlands) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is it more effective to address the eating disorder symptoms first or the underlying problems? (JLA PSP Priority 3)
Overall ranking 3
JLA question ID 0039/3
Explanatory note The controversy about what to treat first, the eating disorder symptoms, the underlying problems or the function of the disorder, remain and have never been tested in a clinical trial.
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples A) What is the best approach for the treatment of eating disorders? First address the underlying problems or eating habits? B) Can a patient only effectively participate in psychological therapy if he or she has a certain body weight?
Submitted by Clinician x 4, Patients x 29, Carers x 2
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0039
PSP name Eating Disorders (Netherlands)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP 77  
Date of priority setting workshop 3 June 2016