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.

What should I do if my child has an eating disorder?

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.


Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition where someone is binge eating, then making themselves vomit.

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.

Are you a binge eater?

If you can't stop yourself overeating on a regular basis, you could have an eating disorder - read more.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

Do you spend a lot of time worrying about your appearance and body shape? Find out if you could have BDD.

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: 22/12/2017

Next review due: 22/12/2020

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