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"I became an entirely different person"

Particularly with binge eating disorder, it’s so easy to get trapped in your own head and convince yourself that you are the problem and are unworthy, and this can be so, so dangerous.

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We asked: how do you talk about eating disorders?

It takes almost three years, on average, between the onset of someone’s eating disorder and the point they seek help. Difficulty recognising their symptoms are those of an eating disorder and lack of understanding & awareness in wider society means it can be hard for people to get treatment.

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GB Hockey rock their socks in support of EDAW!

Olympic gold medalists GB women’s hockey team wore their brightest and boldest socks in support of Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity.

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Early intervention for eating disorders debated in parliament

On Tuesday 27th February, Edward Argar MP for Charnwood, sponsored an adjournment debate on the importance of early intervention for eating disorders.

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Spotting The Signs Of Eating Disorders Is Everyone’s Business

Eating disorders do not occur in a vacuum. Nobody suddenly wakes up having ‘contracted’ anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder. Although eating problems thrive on secrecy and can lead to painful isolation, they aren’t without context either.

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34% of adults unable to name any signs or symptoms of eating disorders

More than one in three adults (34%) in the UK, who gave an answer, could not name any signs or symptoms of eating disorders, according to a survey conducted by YouGov.

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Three Out of Ten Eating Disorder Sufferers Not Being Referred for Necessary Treatment

Three out of ten eating disorder sufferers do not receive a referral from their GP to a mental health service for treatment, despite medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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