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Establishing a specialist eating disorders team

  • Sophie Roberts (a1), Toni Foxton (a1), Ian Partridge (a1) and Greg Richardson (a1)
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Child and adolescent mental health services operate at four tiers. An eating disorders service is a tier 3 function and in the usual absence of specific funding has to operate from within current resources. The operation of an eating disorders team within a wider child and adolescent mental health service has significant advantages. The operation of such a team is explained and the advantages discussed.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
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Establishing a specialist eating disorders team

  • Sophie Roberts (a1), Toni Foxton (a1), Ian Partridge (a1) and Greg Richardson (a1)
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