School Counsellors Forum organized by Fortis, Vasant Kunj was attended by Gurmanjot Butalia and Swati Kumar Mohan on 23 April’15.
The topic of the Forum was Anorexia and Bulimia (Eating Disorders) : Silent Epidemics.
It was conducted by Ms. Kamna, Cliniocal Psychologist.
During the forum, the following was discussed:
1) Eating disorders is the third most common chronic illness among adolescents and that 20% of people die as a result of Anorexia.
2) Definition of Eating Disorders
3) Risk factors
4) Role of Media
5) Reasons for under identification of this epidemic.
6) Role of Prevention/ Awareness programs in the school.