Call for more training to identify eating disorders in children earlier

Derren Hayes
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Young people with eating disorders are increasingly needing hospital treatment because they are failing to be diagnosed and offered support in the community before they become severely ill, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

The guidance provides advice on assessing all eating disorders that can lead a patient into a state of clinical emergency. Picture: PhotoDisc
The guidance provides advice on assessing all eating disorders that can lead a patient into a state of clinical emergency. Picture: PhotoDisc

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