Letters Anorexia nervosa

Awareness is key

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c295 (Published 19 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c295
  1. Anna M Crane, ST1 GP VTS doctor1
  1. 1Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading RG1 5AQ
  1. acrane{at}doctors.org.uk

    McKnight and I are not alone in having anorexia nervosa at medical school.1 2 Medical education generally is somewhat naive and unaware of the scale of the problem of eating disorders in medicine. Perhaps I have heightened awareness but I can often spot illness in my colleagues.

    Doctors and medical students are typically meticulous, …

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