An insight into eating disordersBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7367.782/a (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:782
- Rhona MacDonald, doctor and novelist (email@example.com)
A paper in this week's BMJ reports on the results of using a screening tool for anorexia and bulimia nervosa in primary care (p 755).
There are many sites about the facts and figures and “medicalisation” of eating disorders. A few give a disturbing insight into the perplexing private hell of the person with the eating disorder.
“Her body, aching with pain, drowned …