Francesca Solmi

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Francesca is a post-doctoral psychiatric epidemiologist at University College London researching how the social, economic, and physical environment affect the risk of developing psychosis. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD from the UCL Institute of Child Health. She is passionate about public engagement with science and reducing stigma towards mental health.


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Autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases associated with higher risk of eating disorders


Francesca Solmi appraises and summaries a recent population-based cohort study that explores the links between eating disorders and autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases.

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The stigma of eating disorders: which interventions might help?


Francesca Solmi summarises a new systematic review of stigma and eating disorders, and asks if it’s time to move beyond socio-cultural explanations of risk.

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Rapid response to eating disorders predicts better outcomes


Francesca Solmi writes her debut elf blog on a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of rapid response to eating disorders, which finds that early treatment of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder is associated with moderate improvements in behavioural and cognitive outcomes.

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