Understanding Different Eating Disorders 🌍

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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).
https://tinyurl.com/48er4s5r

If you need help, please call one of the following numbers below:
-Helpline: 0808 801 0677
-Studentline: 0808 801 0811
-Youthline: 0808 801 0711





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