At a time when growing numbers of Europeans are suffering from eating disorders that risk both their physical and mental health, the conclusion of the Salut! project has opened up a new world of solutions to these serious medical conditions.
The IST programme-funded initiative has developed online tools for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of eating disorders, including a self-help guide to treat sufferers of Bulimia, which affects up to 4 per cent of European women.
Although self-treatment manuals have been developed in the past, the Salut! self-help guide is the first structured program available online and in multiple languages. This, the project believes, places Europe in the lead in the development of therapeutic tools to treat eating disorders.
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