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Learn about eating disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses. Anyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background, can develop one.

Types of eating disorders

Learn more about eating disorders, including different diagnoses and how diagnosis works.

Do I have an eating disorder?

Learn about different diagnoses and what to be aware of if you think you or someone you know may have an eating disorder.

Downloads and Resources

View our resources on eating disorders.

Eating disorder myths

Eating disorders are often misunderstood. Here we address some of the misconceptions that surround these serious mental illnesses.

Eating disorders and men

Studies suggest around 25% of people with eating disorders are male. There are many men who share your experience.

Understanding "pro-eating disorder" content

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.

Eating disorders and autism

Learn more about how eating disorders can show up for autistic people, and how to support yourself or a loved one.

Eating disorders in the LGBTQ+ community

People in the LGBTQ+ community are disproportionately affected by eating disorders. Resources and support are available.

Eating Disorder Statistics & Research

How many people have an eating disorder in the UK?

We estimate that around 1.25 million people in the UK (1 in 50) have an eating disorder.

Eating disorder research

Learn more about existing eating disorder research findings and find out about current research studies.

Glossary of terms