Princess Sofia opens The Mandometer Clinic at Sophiahemmet
Following her attendance at a symposium on Recovering from Anorexia yesterday, today Princess Sofia was able to see the new clinic at Sophiahemmet which helps to support and treat people with eating disorders.
This new clinic is in partnership with the Mandometer and is the 4th clinic of its kind. Their approach to treating eating disorders is different than the traditional approach of therapy and medication. Researched and begun by Dr. Cecilia Bergh, this approach looks to retrain and correct the incorrect eating behavior that most patients with eating disorders develop and exhibit. The Mandometer method utilizes scales connected to smartphones which track the eating pattern of the patient in comparison to healthy eating habits. Patients are then able to retrain their habits through this biofeedback. The clinic has an inpatient department for 16 patients, as well as an outpatient clinic that can receive 40 patients daily.
The royal family is no stranger to eating disorders. Crown Princess Victoria suffered her own battle with anorexia back in 1997. She has cited that the cause for her battle was the pressure she placed on herself to do everything and be everywhere upon taking on royal engagements full-time after turning 18. The young princess stepped away from the public spotlight and sought treatment in the United States before returning back to Sweden and resuming her role and work as heir to the throne.
For the opening of this important new clinic, Princess Sofia wore her white Maje blouse which she paired with her Theory Bag and bracelets from Ole Lynggaard. She wore her blue suede pumps and Engelbert Stockholm Creole Pave earrings.