Eating Disorder Myths

There are a number of myths surrounding eating disorders. Here we look at the most common and give the real story.

Fact: Although there is evidence that someone’s genes contribute to the risk of developing an eating disorder, this does not mean that they cannot recover. Genes are only one part of a complex mix of risk factors.

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible with the right help and support.

Help and Treatment

It’s usually very difficult for people with eating disorders to get better on their own, so it’s important that you or the person you know finds professional help and support as soon as possible

Going to the Doctor

Your first point of contact in the health care system is likely to be your GP. They’ll be responsible for your initial diagnosis and should help to coordinate your care, at least in the early stages of treatment.