Health Report on ADHD and child eating disorders

ABC Radio National’s Health Report had a recent programme in two halves, one looking at how eating disorders manifest in childhood and adolescence and another on girls diagnosed with ADHD.

Unexpectedly, the guest for the second section, psychologist Prof Steve Hinshaw, is asked about his work on stigma and mental illness and has some interesting comments to make about how scientific models of mental illness can influence how stigmatised someone feels after being given a particular diagnosis.

As well as this interesting detour, the programme examines how ADHD and eating disorders can start, and are treated, in childhood.

mp3 of whole programme.
Link to transcript of eating disorders section.
Link to ADHD in girls section.

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