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Eating Disorders – Support & Resources

Eating Disorders Are Serious Conditions

Eating disorders are serious conditions. If you know someone with Anorexia, Bulima or Binge Eating, or if you think one of your loved ones is becoming anorexic, bulimic or a binge-eater, it is very important to seek advice from an expert, as soon as possible. Early treatment can save the life of someone with an eating disorder.

Helping an Anorexic, Bulimic or Binge Eater May Not be Easy

Teachers, doctors, friends or family members all have a role in detecting an eating disorder and encouraging the sufferer to enter a treatment program. However, the main burden of helping the anorexic, bulimic or binge-eater falls on the family, so it is important for family members to seek information about the signs and dangers of eating disorders, in order to understand more about the eating disorder in question and to help convince the sufferer to accept help.

Help for Eating Disorders

Family members and friends can call local hospitals or university medical centers to find out about eating disorder clinics. College students can check their campus counseling centers for information about eating-disorders and treatment programs. Free literature and online information about most eating disorders, including Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge Eating is available from the sources listed below. Some sources also provide eating-disorder treatment program referrals and information on local self-help groups.

Treatment for Eating Disorders Takes Time

Persuading the sufferer to accept help is one thing. Persuading them to stick with their eating-disorder treatment program is quite another. So be prepared to offer encouragement and support over a period of time.

eating-disorderFor Online Information about Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.
Information on anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.

UK Eating Disorders Association
Telephone help line for people with an eating disorder.

The UK International Eating Disorders Centre
UK Centre for eating disorders.

Aedweb.org
Academy promoting better treatment for eating disorders

Aplaceofhope.com
Centre for the treatment of eating disorders

Awakeningcenter.net
Eating Disorders Treatment Services

Bodypositive.com
Shows you how to love the body you have

Caringonline.com
Includes resources on binge eating and nutrition

Canopycove.com
Natural therapy for women with eating problems

Edrecovery.com
Online recovery treatment for eating disorders

Efturk.com
Accepting your body through the use of photography

Findinfo.com
Useful links for information on anorexia

Growthgroups.com
Comprehensive website on all aspects of eating problems

Innersolutions.net
Forum for discussing food and weight issues

Largelypositive.com
Promotes health and self-esteem for people of all shapes and sizes

Lfed.org
Foundation for families of eating disorder victims

Mental-health-matters.com
Mental Health & Self Help Information and Resources

Nationaleatingdisorders.org
Information on eating disorders and body image concerns

Nutramed.com
Food, addiction and eating disorder facts

Overeatersanonymous.org
Offers recovery program for over eaters

Pale-reflections.com
Weekly ezine on compulsive over eating

Renfrew.org
Organization for advancing eating disorders education

Suite101.com
Links and articles on eating disorders

Whatareyouhungryfor.com
Women’s group for combating the early stages of food struggles

Voicesnotbodies.tripod.com
Organization dedicated to eating disorders awareness

 

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