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Three out of 10 eating disorder sufferers not being referred for necessary mental health treatment
 

Three out of 10 eating disorder sufferers not being referred for necessary mental health treatment

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A third of eating disorder sufferers are not referred to a mental health service when they visit a GP, a survey has found, prompting calls for medical students to be better trained at picking up on signs of disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Research by eating disorder charity Beat, which interviewed 1,420 sufferers, found eating disorders were going undetected during visits to the GP in three out of 10 cases, while half of patients rated the care they received from a GP as “poor” or “very poor”.
 
www.independent.co.uk
 
27 Feb 2017 - General