All eating disorders affect your physical health more than any other mental health condition. So focusing on early change makes a huge difference.
To fully recover from an eating disorder, you need to learn how to eat to meet nutritional and physical requirements.
The four main eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders.
This section contains some physical signs that indicate you need a medical check-up.
About 1 in 3 people impacted by an eating disorder are male.
Learning to work through bereavement is a necessary part of coping and overcoming grief.
Perfectionism is a tendency to hold unrealistically high and inflexible standards.
The use of social media by friends, influencers, and celebrities can negatively impact body image.
Special occasions and festivities often include a focus on food and drink, which can place a strain on people with eating disorders.
Body dissatisfaction occurs when someone becomes extremely unhappy about their body size or shape.
Understanding the role of genetics and family environments in the development and management of an eating disorder.
Pressure to perform well in some sports can sometimes have an impact on body shape and weight matters in eating disorders.
ARFID starts in childhood. Sensory issues leading to selective eating may also generate disorders of eating (such as ARFID) in people with autism.
Having a plan on how to manage an eating disorder at school, college or university is helpful in ensuring consistency and support.