Overcoming eating disorders

Eating disorders explained

Find out the facts about eating disorders, including what they are, who’s affected by them and what to do if you need help.

Eating disorders: advice for parents

Get advice on how to cope if your child has an eating disorder, including what to expect and dealing with mealtimes.

Supporting someone with an eating disorder

If your friend or relative has an eating disorder, they will eventually have to get professional help.

Beating bulimia

Find out about bulimia, including some of the common triggersand how you can get help.

All about anorexia

Why and how this serious mental illness affects people and what help is available.

Bodybuilding and sports supplements: the facts

Supplements are popular for people wishing to lose weight and build muscle, but some are dangerous.

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Male anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a serious mental health condition. People with anorexia have problems with eating. They are anxious about their weight and keep it as low as possible by strictly controlling and limiting what they eat. In this video, David talks about life with anorexia and how he found the help to recover from it.

Media last reviewed: 27/05/2015

Next review due: 27/05/2017

Male bulimia: Steve's story

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition. People who have bulimia try to control their weight by binge eating, then purging the food from their body by vomiting or using laxatives. In this video, Steve explains how he beat the disease, and the health issues he still faces today.

Media last reviewed: 22/04/2015

Next review due: 22/04/2017

Video: anorexia - Katie's story

Find out how Katie, 21, recovered from anorexia.

Teen girls 15-18

Read about teen girl health issues, including healthy eating, skin problems and having sex for the first time