When you are a parent or loved one of someone with an eating disorder, you may find it difficult to cope.
The experience of watching someone you care about go through such difficulties can be distressing and may sometimes leave you feeling helpless in supporting them, which can adversely affect relationships.
We have developed an ever-growing hub of helpful information for clients and loved ones.
Learn about the various types of eating disorders and how ABBI Clinic can
Binge Eating Disorder
Treatment can also be self-funded through private medical insurers.
“To all the staff at ABBI, thank you for your dedication and compassion.’’
Mrs G, Client
“I entrusted my daughter's care in your hands and I couldn't be more grateful for the care she has received. You have not only treated my daughter but you have educated the whole family about her eating disorder.’’
Mr F, Parent
Are eating disorders common?
Yes, eating disorders are relatively common, affecting individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Over the past 30 years, the prevalence of eating disorders has increased and it is estimated that there are approximately 1.25 million people living with an eating disorder in the UK. Around 25% of those are male.
What causes eating disorders?
Causes of eating disorders are multifactorial, including genetic predisposition (family history of eating disorder or other mental health condition), psychological factors (depression, anxiety, fear of being overweight, being a perfectionist), societal pressures (social media, having a job or hobby where size matters), and individual experiences (abuse, bullying, personal criticism about diet/eating, family tension).
Why do people get eating disorders?
People may develop eating disorders due to a combination of genetic, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental factors.
What are eating disorders?
Eating disorders are mental health conditions characterised by abnormal eating patterns, thoughts, and behaviours that often have serious physical and emotional consequences. This can include eating excessively or not eating enough. It can lead to preoccupation with food and dietary patterns. They can also include other compensatory behaviours such as self-induced vomiting or misuse/overuse of medication. They can have a serious impact on all aspects of an individual’s life.
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If you or a loved on are struggling with an eating disorder or you’re worried that you might be, please get in touch with us today.