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About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders seem to be all about food, but often they are not They are complicated disorders which can be very frightening when you first come across them.

Eating disorders are increasingly common. Although official statistics say that around 2% of the female population are struggling with an eating disorder, recent studies amongst some groups such as teenage girls reveal much higher rates. An eating disorder, can affect anyone: men and women, boys and girls.

Whilst some eating disorders may be obvious (perhaps because someone looks very ill) usually you cannot tell someone has an eating disorder just by looking at them. Sufferers may be at or near normal weight, under weight or over weight.

Follow the links to find out more about eating disorders:

What is Anorexia?

What is Bulimia?

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