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This one-day Masterclass is aimed at clinicians with a strong background knowledge of eating disorders in young people, to offer an update on knowledge and practice around younger patients. Eating disorders in children are not a new phenomenon but rates in children do appear to be increasing. Studies show that different gene-environment interactions operate prepubertally, and preliminary data suggest that prognosis may be worse in this age group, despite apparent lower overall illness severity. Early and skilled intervention is therefore vital to improve outcome.
This Masterclass will briefly review the epidemiology of childhood onset ED across countries, exploring temporal trends and differences in diagnostic profile; look at risk factors and triggers for onset in children and how these differ from adolescents; discuss the diagnostic process, before moving on to in depth discussion of how to adapt treatment approaches for this age group using clinical case material. The speakers will also review considerations for physical health and wellbeing in children, and discuss existing data on outcome. The Masterclass will offer delegates opportunities for discussion of cases in their own practice.
Dr Dasha Nicholls
Dr Dasha Nicholls is an expert in feeding and eating disorders. She first started working at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1995. She is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. She is currently clinical lead for the Eating Disorders Team.
Cathy Troupp is a Principal Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic. She has a particular interest in the theory and practice of mentalization based therapies for families and young people. Cathy works with children with early onset eating disorders, and their families, as an individual and group psychotherapist. She is also conducting a mixed methods research study into the meanings that young people and their parents attribute to the eating disorder, as part of her PhD study in the School of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL, supervised by Professor Mary Target.
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Non Member – £210.00