Sullivan believes P.E.I. health professionals need more training in this complex and dangerous mental illness. Anorexia has the highest mortality of any psychiatric illness, due to physical complications and suicide.
Dr. Rachel Kasner, the past president of the Medical Society agrees. As a family doctor, Kasnersaid she could use more information to help the large number of her own patients struggling with eating disorders.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea,” she said.
“We have so many things we have to cover in medical school we cannot cover everything.”