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Has anyone ever seen an eating disorder team and a mental health team at the same

Time? Like whilst being under an eating disorder team, I had a mental health assessment and they asked if they should refer me to a mental health team. I just don't understand how I can go to 2 different places at once and it would be more suitable if it was something like CAMHS where they deal with both eating disorders and mental health
Well you said yourself you do very little with your time so why can't you go to different places?
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Original post by black tea
Well you said yourself you do very little with your time so why can't you go to different places?
It's too hard. I can only ever go to one place. Like especially if the appointments are once a week and eating disorder teams are not going to want to have me as an outpatient anymore, it's going to be inpatient in a hospital.
Original post by Anonymous
It's too hard. I can only ever go to one place. Like especially if the appointments are once a week and eating disorder teams are not going to want to have me as an outpatient anymore, it's going to be inpatient in a hospital.

Excuses, as usual.
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Original post by black tea
Excuses, as usual.
Well anorexia is about making excuses around food so maybe that's why I make excuses about everything else too. I don't understand why AMHS and eating disorders are separate.
Original post by Anonymous
Well anorexia is about making excuses around food so maybe that's why I make excuses about everything else too. I don't understand why AMHS and eating disorders are separate.

because they are entirely different services ran by professionals with different skill sets?
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Original post by black tea
because they are entirely different services ran by professionals with different skill sets?
But it's weird that CAMHS deal with eating disorders since they are entirely different services.
Original post by Anonymous
But it's weird that CAMHS deal with eating disorders since they are entirely different services.

Eating problems make up a much larger percentage of the workload in CAMHS than in adult psychiatry. And inpatient beds for EDs in kids are still a separate service.
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Original post by black tea
Eating problems make up a much larger percentage of the workload in CAMHS than in adult psychiatry. And inpatient beds for EDs in kids are still a separate service.
But with adults, I found that the eating disorder place that I went to had an outpatient clinic and an inpatient hospital right next to it. I don't know if there is such a thing for children.

I know I said I thought I had an eating disorder from when I was like 7 years old but how is that possible when we are too young to understand? Some even younger but is that even possible?
Original post by Anonymous
But with adults, I found that the eating disorder place that I went to had an outpatient clinic and an inpatient hospital right next to it. I don't know if there is such a thing for children.
I know I said I thought I had an eating disorder from when I was like 7 years old but how is that possible when we are too young to understand? Some even younger but is that even possible?

Inpatients beds for children are few and far between, but they exist.

I'm not really sure understanding comes into it. 7-year-olds can have all sorts of maladaptive coping mechanisms and disordered eating happens be one of them.

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