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What are eating disorders?

Many young people will have worries about eating, weight and shape which are normal during adolescence, however sometimes these worries can escalate into an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
These have a very serious impact on many aspects of a young person’s life. The symptoms may include weight loss, unusual eating patterns, over exercise and physical complications. With appropriate treatment recovery is likely.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a serious mental health condition. It is an eating disorder in which people keep their body weight as low as possible.

People with anorexia usually do this by restricting the amount of food they eat, making themselves vomit and exercising excessively.
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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition.

People who have bulimia try to control their weight by severely restricting the amount of food they eat, then binge eating and purging the food from their body by making themselves vomit or using laxatives.
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Getting support - the road to getting better starts with a conversation

Need to talk to someone? 

Call Beat on 0345 634 7650


Visit your GP
You can go to your GP for help at any age. Anything you talk about is confidential and will be kept between you and your doctor.

You can find out more on The Source website: www.thesource.me.uk/health/eating-disorders


Contact

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?

Call Beat on

Youthline: 0345 634 7650 or email fyp@b-eat.co.uk

- The Beat Youthline is open to anyone under 25. Parents, teachers or any concerned adults should call the adult helpline.

- The Youthline is open Monday to Thursday 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

- The Youthline also offers a call back service, text 'callback' to 07786 20 18 20 - and they aim to get back to you within 24 hours

Local Contact
Eating Disorders Service at CAMHS,
5 Ivry Lodge, Ipswich IPI 3QW
Tel: 01473 220370

Eating Disorders video

Courtesy of www.fixers.org.uk
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