Eating disorders seem to be all about food, but often they are not. They are complicated disorders which can be very frightening when you first come across them.
Eating disorders are increasingly common. Although official statistics say that around 2% of the female population are struggling with an eating disorder, recent studies amongst some groups such as teenage girls reveal much higher rates. An eating disorder, can affect anyone: men and women, boys and girls.
Whilst some eating disorders may be obvious (perhaps because someone looks very ill) usually you cannot tell someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. Sufferers may be at or near normal weight, under weight or over weight.
Follow the links to find out more about eating disorders:
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.
‘Men Get Eating Disorders Too’ is a charitable organisation (registered charity 1139351) that seeks to raise awareness of eating disorders in men and to support sufferers, carers and their families.
Student Minds groups are run by trained group facilitators who support and moderate informal and relaxed conversation about managing life at university with an eating disorder. Conversations vary from being very eating disorder focused, for instance thinking about strategies that help keep you focused on motivation to recover, to very general, such as managing the challenges of the university work schedule.
ABC have 23 years of experience as a UK national eating disorder organisation.
ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.They support sufferers and their family and friends towards full recovery.
Also check out the Mind booklet on How to Cope with Eating Problems.
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