This section covers different eating disorders and symptoms. As well as treatment options. You might find it useful if you have an eating disorder. Or you care for someone who does.
- You will use food to try to manage your feelings if you have an eating disorder.
- There are different types of eating disorders.
- You will have an unhealthy relationship with food and weight. You may eat too little or too much food.
- Eating disorders often start during your teenage years or early adulthood. You may develop them as an adult.
- Eating disorders can lead to serious physical health problems.
- Treatments for eating disorders can be medication, talking therapies and family therapy.
This section covers:
1. What are eating disorders?
2. What are the different types of eating disorders?
3. How are eating disorders diagnosed?
4. What causes eating disorders?
5. What should I do if I think I have an eating disorder?
6. What treatment should I be offered?
7. What if I am not happy with my treatment?
8. Can I be detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act?
9. What can I do to manage my symptoms?
10. What are the risks and complications of eating disorders?
11. Information for carers, friends and relatives
These pages are created by Rethink Mental Illness' Advice and Information Service in accordance with the Information Standard. Last reviewed in October 2017. Next review October 2020.
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