The onset of eating disorders: the role of the coach/teacher CPD


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Jon Arcelus gives an overview of the prevalence of eating disorders in sports people and dancers. He outlines the reason why eating disorders are common in those who are dedicated to sport, and how coaches, teachers and parents can help those who suffer. 

This lecture was part of an event called ‘Aesthetic athletes and dancers: training and optimising performance’ at The Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Date of lecture: 7th April 2014

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Length: 00:25:56

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Professor Robin Williamson, Immediate Past-President, RSM.

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Professor Qasim Aziz, Queen Mary, University of London.

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Dr Marsha Morgan, Reader and Consultant Physician, University College London.

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Professor John Hunter, Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.  

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Jack Andraka, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

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Jacky Owens, Immediate Past President, Hypnosis & Psychosomatic Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine.


Martin James, Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Jon Arcelus, Consultant Psychiatrist & Professor in Eating Disorders, Loughborough University. 

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Mike Blayney, Consultant Anaesthetist, Noble's Hospital, Isle of Man.

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