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Support Links for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders involve a disturbance of eating habits or weight-control behaviour which results in impairment to physical health or which affects a person’s psychological and social functioning.

There are different types of eating disorders. Including:

Anorexia Nervosa

The main characteristics are:

Self-induced weight loss through food avoidance which can include the use of appetite suppressants, vomiting, laxatives and excessive exercise

Distorted body image

Hormonal changes

Very low body weight

Bulimia Nervosa

The main characteristics are :

Binge eating accompanied by subjective feelings of loss of control

Self induced vomiting and excessive exercise, as well as the issue of laxatives, diuretics or other medications

Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight

Mood disturbances

Physical signs such as sore knuckles, tooth decay,throat infections,heart palpitations.

Binge eating (compulsive overeating)

This is the most common atypical eating disorder.

The main characteristics are :

Preoccupation with body shape and weight

Self-worth influenced by shape and weight

Associated with being overweight and obese

Purging is not involved

Some of the warning signs of an eating disorder include :

Avoidance of eating with the family

Being increasingly pre-occupied with exercising

Obsessively calorie counting or examining food labels for nutritional information

Being more secretive than usual

Complaining that the food that they have been given is fatty, disgusting or unhealthy

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

ABC has 23 years of experience as a UK national eating disorder organisation.ABC provides personal advice and support to anyone affected by anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and all kinds of eating distress.

Boy Anorexia

Information website about anorexia in boys.

Beat (beating eating disorders)

This website provides information on all aspects of eating disorders


Support Apps for Eating Disorders

Recovery Record Eating Disorder Management

An app for eating disorder recovery for all eating disorders.

Rise Up Recovery Warriors

Eating disorders recovery tools including behaviour tracking, emotions and thought tracking.