Monday 29 July 2019
Dr Vic Chapman : Eating Disorders: More than just a Diet
The incidence of eating disorders in the under-18 population is increasing, and Anorexia Nervosa is known to have the highest mortality of all psychiatric disorders. Eating disorders demonstrate a complex interplay between physical and psychological symptoms and are not only notoriously difficult to treat but cause a significant impact on young people – male as well as female – at a crucial stage of life. In this talk Dr Chapman will consider the development of the illness and current research and views on treatment and management. Unlike the majority of serious illnesses, the inclusion of the family in treatment is critical to a productive treatment.
Dr Vic Chapman is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist specialising in eating disorders CAMHS, Royal Free Hospital.
The seminar will be held between 11.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Union Church and Community Centre at the junction of Ferme Park Road and Weston Park, N8 9PX.
Refreshments are provided at the Science of Health meetings.