We are developing a series of resources for health professionals to help in the recognition and management of anxiety, depression and eating disorders.
Written by Janet Treasure BSc (Physiol) PhD MBBS FRCP FRCPsych, Elizabeth McNaught MBBS DRCOG, and Nick Pollard BSc (Psych) MBPsS FRSA, the Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders is a one-stop-shop reference book.
It covers the aetiology, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnostic criteria, management and treatment for: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, ARFID, pica, rumination disorder, OSFED, and a number of emerging eating disorder diagnoses. It also covers common comorbidities, ethical and legal aspects, and acute emergency care (including the new guidelines on managing emergencies in eating disorders – MEED – from the Royal College of Psychiatrists).
Each chapter is accompanied by case stories drawn from real-life examples and culminates in a summary of the key need-to-know facts.
This book will be particularly useful for non-specialists, as well as specialists, in all areas of health care: psychiatrists, ward-based doctors, general practitioners, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician associates and psychologists.
Drawing upon the Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders, and created in collaboration with the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, this eLearning resource will provide practical guidance for all non-specialist health professionals who might come across eating disorders in their day-to-day clinical work.
It will be offered as a one-day course facilitated by specialists (with Q&A and discussion), but also accessible as a self-driven online course, in 13 bite-sized parts, each comprising:
- an animated case story drawn from the literature and reports of lived-experience (5 min)
- an interview with Prof Janet Treasure presented by Dr Elizabeth McNaught (5 min)
- a two-page ‘Book Bite’ edited extract of the relevant chapter from the book (5 min read)
- a link to the full chapter for those who wish to read more