Anyone can have one, regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or background. In these pages, you can learn more about different diagnoses and what to be aware of if you think you or someone you know may have an eating disorder.
Learn more about eating disorders, including different diagnoses and how diagnosis works.
Eating disorders are often misunderstood. Here we address some of the misconceptions that surround these serious mental illnesses.
Studies suggest around 25% of people with eating disorders are male. The stigma around eating disorders, and around male sufferers, means that we can't say for certain – many men may go undiagnosed. What is certain is that if you’re male and worried about yourself, you’re not alone. There are many men who share your experience.
While there have been some significant and well-designed studies conducted in the UK in recent years, overall there has not been sufficient research to draw firm conclusions about the prevalence of eating disorders in the UK.
Unfortunately, a lot of content online about eating disorders is not helpful for recovery. Learn more about the dangers of "pro-ana" and "pro-mia" content and some positive alternatives.
This leaflet is designed to bring along to a GP appointment, to help people get a quick referral from their GP to an eating disorders specialist.
This booklet is for anyone supporting someone with an eating disorder. It covers information about eating disorders and treatment, and offers guidance on how you might approach the subject.
Spotting the first signs of symptoms of an eating disorder is extremely important when encouraging individuals to get the help and support they need as quickly as possible. That’s why we’ve created our tips campaign – giving you the tips to spot those very first signs of an eating disorder.
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