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Eating disorders

Eating disorders are a group of related conditions including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

Symptoms of an eating disorder include worrying about your weight, eating too little or making yourself sick after eating.

Treatment for an eating disorder depends on the type of condition you have. It usually involves talking therapy.

Read more on the NHS website.

Symptoms of an eating disorder include worrying about your weight, eating too little or making yourself sick after eating.

Check if you have an eating disorder

If you or people around you are worried that you have an unhealthy relationship with food that's affecting your eating habits, you could have an eating disorder.

Symptoms of eating disorders include:

You may also notice physical signs, including:

Read more on the NHS website.

Treatment for an eating disorder depends on the type of condition you have. It usually involves talking therapy.

Medical treatments

You can recover from an eating disorder, but it may take time and recovery will be different for everyone.

After being referred to an eating disorder specialist or team of specialists, they'll be responsible for your care.

They should talk to you about any other support you might need, such as for other mental or physical health conditions you have, and include this in your treatment plan.

Treatment will be different depending on the type of eating disorder you have, but will usually involve some kind of talking therapy.

You may also need regular health checks if your eating disorder is having an impact on your physical health.

It may also involve working through a guided self-help programme if you have bulimia or binge eating disorder.

Most people will be offered individual therapy, but those with binge eating disorder may be offered group therapy.

Read more on the NHS website.