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Managing Transitions in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

  • Philip S. Crockett
Chapter

Abstract

  • Increased awareness of the threats, stresses and risks posed to all patients by change—or TRANSITION—is even more crucial in the case of patients suffering from eating disorders.

  • Service transitions in eating disorders often occur at times of great life change and upheaval and at developmentally vulnerable times

  • Transitions can be usefully analysed in terms of the personal, treatment and organisational dimensions of the transitions involved

  • There is evidence that people with anorexia find it particularly difficult to accommodate to change: this may reflect personality traits but is certainly worsened by starvation

Notes

Philip S. Crockett

is a Consultant Psychiatrist who leads on specialist therapies and the outpatient eating disorder service at the Royal Cornhill Hospital Aberdeen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Eating Disorder ServiceRoyal Cornhill Hospital, NHS GrampianAberdeenUK

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