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    Post by Fizzie on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:38 pm

    Quoted from BBC Newsbeat:

    "More Anorexic Girls In Hospital

    The number of young girls going to hospital because of anorexia has almost doubled in a decade.

    New NHS figures for England show a rise in teenagers suffering from the eating disorder.

    The number of girls under 16 who have been hospitalised with anorexia has increased by 80% in 10 years with close to 500 in 2006/2007.

    Charities are saying more needs to be done, especially after the number of 12-year-olds seeking treatment tripled.

    Beat, a charity dealing with eating disorders, says guidance on treating anorexics isn't clear enough.

    It means too many teenagers are only getting the right treatment when they are so ill that hospital is the only solution.

    Susan Ringwood from the charity said: "There's a lot of people being told wait and see and come back again and they get very, very ill before they get any treatment."

    The figures were revealed in Parliament after an MP questioned how the health service was doing at treating eating disorders."

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    Re: Anorexia

    Post by Chojin on Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:01 am

    That's disgraceful, the part about not getting treatment until they're very very ill, I mean.


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