Ulrike Schmidt, Professor in Eating Disorders, will be speaking at the DANA Centre in South Kensington on 14 November 2006 at Beyond Slim, a public event organised jointly by the Institute of Psychiatry and the European Dana Alliance for the Brain. The evening will be chaired by Professor Iain Campbell and will also feature contributions from the Eating Disorders Association and a personal account from someone living with an eating disorder.
The debate will consider what factors contribute to the development of anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders and the role that the media plays. Is it caused by social or biological factors or both? How is an eating disorder triggered and who is more likely to have one? What effect does it have on our brains, our bodies and our relationships?
This is the first of a series of public engagement events for the Institute of Psychiatry in central London over the next twelve months. Future debates are planned on other topical mental health issues including dementia, depression, anti-social behaviour and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Tickets are free but must be booked by name to be collected on the night. Bookings can be made by phone on 020 7942 4040 or by e-mail at email@example.com.