Understanding Anorexic Behaviour
What can go wrong in the management of acute and severe cases of anorexia nervosa?
How can we improve the quality of acute medical care for such patients? Why are patients not always managed in psychiatric settings?
How can we diagnose and understand the so-called ‘eating disorders’—what are the physical and psychological conditions ‘which may mimic them’? Are they diagnoses of exclusion?
What are the causes of eating disorders and how can they be distinguished from ‘lifestyle choices’ or bad behaviour?
How common are anorexia and bulimia nervosa, and is there any increase in recent years?
What is the prognosis, and what should be our expectations for patients with severe anorexia nervosa?
is a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Eden Unit, Aberdeen, and Clinical Lead for the North of Scotland managed Clinical Network for Eating Disorders.
- 2.MARSIPAN guideline for the management of really seriously ill patients with anorexia nervosa, CR 162 and 189. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/usefulresources/publications/collegereports/cr/cr189.aspx.
- 3.Junior MARSIPAN CR169. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/files/pdfversion/CR168nov14.pdf.