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Eating Disorders in Young People course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session gives an overview of the nature, aetiology and risk factors linked to eating disorders. Also covered are the diagnostic elements that allow us to distinguish between eating disorders and other conditions affecting the eating behaviour of young people.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between eating disorders and other kinds of eating difficulties
  • Discuss the characteristics of common eating disorders
  • List risk factors and aetiological issues for eating disorders

This session will describe the range and causes of eating problems seen in adolescents, from normal eating through to life threatening illness.

Understanding the psychological differences between types of eating problems is the starting point for knowing how to address them. The nature of the most common eating disorders will be described in detail.

The causes of eating disorders are complex and no single factor is enough to account for them.

Instructors / Speakers
Dasha Nicholls,
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psyschiatrist

Dasha Nicholls is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Joint Head of Feeding and Eating Disorders service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her clinical work is concerned with aspects of problem feeding and eating disorders in children aged 0-16 years, ranging from failure to thrive to early onset anorexia nervosa, as well as the treatment of childhood obesity. She is actively engaged in research, writing, lecturing and teaching, nationally and internationally.

Eating Disorders in Young People course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Healthy lifestyle counselling, Lifestyle and nutrition
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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