Where do you begin when your child has just been diagnosed with an eating disorder? Well, if you are anything like me, you begin from a place of total ignorance, prejudice and despair. Unhelpfully, the majority of Tier 1 clinicians in this country (GPs, Practice Nurses and the like) are also starting from this place. I learnt that eating disorders are covered at medical school in an afternoon. An afternoon, you say, to learn about the most lethal psychiatric disorder? Surely not?
Personally, I blame Freud.