Understanding Different Eating Disorders ?
Research suggests that:
-Between 1.25 and 3.4 million people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder
-Around 25% of those affected by an eating disorder are male
-Most eating disorders develop during adolescence, although there are cases of eating disorders developing in children as young as 6 and in adults in their 70’s
-Eating disorder are most common in individuals between the ages of 16 and 40 years old
-The average age of onset for anorexia nervosa is 16-17 years old
-The average age of onset for bulimia nervosa is 18-19 years old
-Eating disorders have the highest mortality rates among psychiatric disorders
For information on eating disorders, recovery and supporting someone else, please head over to Beat (UK’s eating disorder charity).
If you need help, please call one of the following numbers below:
-Helpline: 0808 801 0677
-Studentline: 0808 801 0811
-Youthline: 0808 801 0711