Attitude Adjustment Needed?

More training and information
might fill knowledge gaps.

Reprinted from Eating Disorders Review
September/October Volume 24, Number 5
©2013 Gürze Books

A team of British researchers recently reported that a group of  psychiatrists who completed a questionnaire measuring their knowledge of and attitudes toward eating disorders felt more confident diagnosing eating disorders than managing patients with them (Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2013; 21:84).Researchers at the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders, Leeds, UK,  found that the psychiatrists’ knowledge of eating disorders varied widely, and that attitudes toward eating disorders were less stigmatizing than those seen in other health professionals.  Nonetheless, the authors found a clear need for greater implementation of training programs and making information about eating disorders more readily available.

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