retro-radioPresenter Sally Marlow talks to Dr Rebecca Park, Consultant Psychiatrist at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Eating Disorders Service, Cotswold House, Oxford, about innovative new treatments such as Deep Brain Stimulation.

Scans are revealing areas and circuits in the brain which behave differently in people with anorexia nervosa. It’s thought that the food rituals, obsessional thoughts and habits that characterise the disorder become entrenched over time, making it ever more difficult to break free from them.

Listen to the programme here.

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Anorexia and Bulimia Care provides ongoing care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.
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