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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015 Debate 24/02/15 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 24 February 2015 on Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015 Debate. The debate was opened by Dennis Robertson (SNP).

The motion was debated without any question being put:

That the Parliament observes that 23 to 27 February marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2015; notes that the most recent figures from NHS Information Services Division estimate that, in Scotland, around 2,000 patients in a single year sought treatment for an eating disorder; believes that the real figure is impossible to know due to the great number of people who do not seeking help from a GP; understands that eating disorders are recognised as mental health conditions; acknowledges what it considers the serious conditions that can be associated with such disorders, including other mental health conditions, osteoporosis, type 1 diabetes, anaemia, low blood pressure and organ failure; notes with sadness that people are still dying from these disorders; believes that there can still be imperfections in the communication between clinicians and families; commends the organisations in Aberdeenshire West and throughout the country that are playing a part in raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders, and welcomes what it considers the continued engagement and support from the Scottish Government.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 24 February 2015