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MENTAL HEALTH: Eating Disorders (Resource pages)

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Organisation Forward Thinking Birmingham

Forward Thinking Birmingham, the city's mental health partnership for 0-25 year olds.

When someone says eating disorder, you probably think of catwalk models or super skinny celebs, but it's not just women who struggle with this type of condition. Eating disorders can actually affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. Plus having an eating disorder doesn't necessarily mean you're skinny.

Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions that can affect you emotionally, physically and socially, with the most common being anorexia, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Unfortunately the warning signs are often missed - weight loss, negative relationships with food and over-exercising can just be seen as a diet craze, a health kick or a phase.

If you think you may have an eating disorder, it's really important to get some support as soon as possible. Early detection and treatment reduces the risks to your physical health and improves recovery, so it can make a big difference.

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