This section covers what eating disorders are and their different symptoms. It looks at how you can get treatment. You might find it useful if you have an eating disorder yourself. It could help you if you care for someone who does.
- Eating disorders involve an unhealthy relationship with food and weight.
- Eating disorders often start during adolescence or early adulthood. Some people develop them as an adult.
- People with an eating disorder may eat too little or too much food.
- There are different types of eating disorders.
- Eating disorders can lead to a wide range of physical health complications. This includes serious heart conditions and kidney failure which can be fatal.
- Treatments for eating disorders include medication, talking therapies and family therapy.
This section covers:
- What are eating disorders?
- What are the symptoms of eating disorders and how are they diagnosed?
- What are the different types of eating disorders?
- What causes eating disorders?
- How are eating disorders treated?
- What if I am not happy with my treatment?
- What are the self care and management skills?
- What risks and complications can eating disorders cause?
- 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 November 2015. Next review November 2017.
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