About the author

Stephen Anderson, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS Forth Valley Eating Disorder Service.


Dr Anderson dual trained in general psychiatry and the psychiatry of learning disability. He is Vice Chair (due to take over as Chair in September 2018) of ScotFED, the Faculty of Eating Disorders of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, and is also on the RCPsych Eating Disorder Faculty Executive Committee. He is a BABCP-accredited cognitive therapist and his main clinical interests are in the areas of eating disorders and legal and ethical aspects of treating eating disorders. He has written a chapter on medico-legal aspects of eating disorders in the forthcoming book, Multidisciplinary Management of Eating Disorders.  


Email: stephenanderson@nhs.net


Declaration of interests: None.


This module is based on an earlier draft by Dr Liz Hare, Dr Donald Lyons and Dr Helen Cash. Their contribution is gratefully noted.
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