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Newsreader Mark Austin reveals daughter's anorexia battle - BBC News
dire lack of beds and services w specialist // mental health epidemic w no resources - +20% diagnoses, 11% of budget and has been cut since 2010.
CAMHS  anorexia  NHS  Austerity  Crisis  mental  health  Transgender  BPD  CPTSD 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
'I had to starve myself for anorexia treatment' - BBC News
Prof Fairburn says accounts of people being denied treatment because their BMI is not low enough are "appalling". "It would be like someone who has high blood pressure being told they're not getting treated until it gets even higher. You're expecting someone to get worse before they're allowed to get treatment - it's the exact opposite of what the NHS should be doing," he said. But he understands why some doctors may struggle to treat eating-disorder patients. He says GPs may not see many cases and it can be hard to get them to agree to initial treatment. He agrees that early intervention is crucial. "Eating problems develop in teens. What we do know is the longer they have it the more secondary problems develop. If we nip it in the bud early, the problems are much more treatable, have much better outcomes." // &! - Body mass index 'encourages anorexia'
NHS  mental  health  CAMHS  mental  illness  eating  disorder  Anorexia  nervosa  bulimia 
july 2015 by asterisk2a

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