Specialist Updates

Psychiatrists urge GPs to lift their game on anorexia

Many GPs are missing the warning signs for anorexia nervosa, which delays treatment and puts patients at risk, psychiatrists say.

Dr Fiona Wagg from the Royal Hobart Hospital says it’s still common for GPs not to recognise the severity and nature of anorexia.  

“A lot of young people who come to us are so severely ill they need to be admitted to  intensive care and they need heart