Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Doctors warned: don't tell girls with anorexia to come back when thinner

Doctors warned: don't tell girls with anorexia to come back when thinner Doctors have been warned not to tell patients with anorexia to come back for help when they are thinner, following new advice from watchdogs.

The NHS guidance also tells GPs to look out for the condition in patients working in “high risk” professions like fashion, dance, modelling, where eating disorders are rife.

The draft advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) warns GPs not to delay referring patients with eating disorders for treatment, amid fears that too many doctors wait to see if symptoms worsen before treatment is given. The Daily Telegraph

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