Mental Health UK
Eating disorders


This section covers different eating disorders and symptoms. As well as where to get further information and support.

  • You will use food to try to manage your feelings if you have an eating disorder.

  • There are different types of eating disorders.

  • You will have an unhealthy relationship with food and weight. You may eat too little or too much food.

  • Eating disorders often start during your teenage years or early adulthood. You may develop them as an adult.

  • Eating disorders can lead to serious physical health problems.

This section covers:

1. What are eating disorders?

2. What are the different types of eating disorders?

3. How are eating disorders diagnosed?

4. What causes eating disorders?

5. Where can I get further information and support?

This information was written by Rethink Mental Illness, which has been awarded Information Standard accreditation for being trusted and relevant.