On 13th October, Ellern Mede had the privilege of hosting Dr Dasha Nicholls, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Joint Head of the Feeding and Eating Disorders Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital who gave a talk at the Ellern Mede Academic program on what research tells us about young people with eating disorders who do not respond to treatment.

Dr Nicholls presented the audience with the latest research in this field. The focus of the talk was about early indicators that will assist clinicians to identify the less responsive patients early on.

It is well recognised that early intervention is the key to successful treatment outcomes, and early symptom change, including in Anorexia Nervosa early weight gain, is the most robust predictor of outcome at the end of the treatment cycle.

Among professional references used in the lecture was: Study by Vall & Wade