Combating eating disorders: Doctor inspires young to ‘Spot the Signs’

A young doctor from Hampshire who almost died from anorexia when she was a teenager has launched a film to help schoolchildren recognise and combat-eating disorders.

When Elizabeth McNaught was 14, she had to be hospitalised. Her long recovery inspired her to become a doctor and help others.

Twelve years after she almost died from anorexia, Lizzie McNaught returns to Romsey School.

Now recovered and a successful doctor, she’s sharing her experience to help others.

She’s been working with pupils at the school to produce a film called ‘Spot the Signs’ about a day in the life of a young person.

It uses the mnemonic ABCDE- Absence Body Control Diet Exercise.

You can view the film on the ITV website here;

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-04-02/combating-eating-disorders-doctor-inspires-young-to-spot-the-signs/