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Parenting: Eating Disorders

Samuel Pollen, author of ‘The Year I Didn’t Eat’ and Professor Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist talk about boys and eating disorders.

The number of boys receiving treatment for eating disorders has doubled in recent years, according to NHS figures. Since 2012, the number of boys going into hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales increased from 235 to 466. Jenni is joined by Samuel Pollen, author of ‘The Year I Didn’t Eat,’ a teen novel about a boy with anorexia. Samuel had anorexia from age 12. And Dr Sandeep Ranote, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to talk about why the incidences of boys with eating disorders appear to be rising, the impact of eating disorders on boys and advice for any parent who may be worried about their son.

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