Eating disorders

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It's unusual for young people with eating disorders to get better on their own. Here's our roundup of treatments available on the NHS and from other support services.

A parent’s guide to pro-ana and pro-mia websites. What effect could they have on your child if they have an eating disorder?

Black cloud

Anorexia is a serious disease that can affect children and young people and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned about your child

The number of young people treated in hospital for eating disorders is rising. Here are some tips for talking to your child on the subject

Is the internet causing young people’s eating disorders? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out

Bulimia binge purge

Bulimia is the most common eating disorder. Here's Dr Pooky Knightsmith's advice on how to tell if your child is affected – and where to get help. 

eating disorder help

Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory offers advice to parents on supporting your child's recovery