An 19 year old woman is worried that she is overweight and is seen in the GP surgery. She has reduced her food intake and has been exercising for 2 hours each day for 18 months. She has amenorrhoea. She is in her first year of university and is struggling with her studies.
Her body mass index is 15.5 kg/m2 and her blood pressure is 90/60 mmHg.
Which specialist service should she initially be referred to?
- Acute medical services
- Eating disorder service
- Psychodynamic services
- University student counselling services
C. Eating disorder service
NICE guideline [NG69] Eating disorders: recognition and treatment.