An MP has issued a warning over the danger of not treating patients for eating disorders unless they’re deemed “thin enough” by health professionals. Wera Hobhouse, a Liberal Democrat politician and MP for Bath, was speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on eating disorders, which took place this week. She began by imploring the House to consider “reducing stigma around eating disorders”, before telling the story of a young woman from her constituency who experienced anorexia as a student. Hobhouse read out an email that she received from the woman, in which she detailed being refused treatment as she “didn’t meet the diagnostic criteria”.
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