Bmj Usa: Letter


BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E26

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

Two e-letters posted on in response to the paper by Waller are reproduced (after minor editing) below.—Editor

Understanding the patient

  1. Kati Morrison, community psychiatrist (
  1. Ottawa, Canada
  2. Eating Disorder Service, Fulton Clinic, Aberdeen, UK

    Editor—I always appreciate organized and clear clinical guidance about complex conditions. Dr Waller covered several angles to watch out for (depression, drug abuse, etc). The family doctor is often the first professional to have a chance to identify an eating disorder. Having criteria for the diagnosis is the basic step.

    However, patients often are delayed in getting, or are unable to get, psychological help beyond …

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