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Sally Marlow discovers the role that thoughts and emotions play in the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and how these are being examined by scientists who are increasingly turning to the brain to look for answers.

Bbc radio 4 rethinking anorexia nervosa

She talks to Professor Rebecca Park from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, about innovative new treatments such as Deep Brain Stimulation.

Listen to the programme here.

 

Information and Support

Anorexia and Bulimia Care provides ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.  
Phone: 03000 11 12 13

www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Beat provides information, help and support for people with eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. 
Phone (18+): 0845 634 1414; (under 25): 0845 634 7650 (Mon-Fri, 2-4)
www.b-eat.co.uk 

The National Centre for Eating Disorders provides advice and information on compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia and weight problems
Phone: 0845 838 2040
www.eating-disorders.org.uk