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Helping your child recover from an eating disorder

Hospital admissions for eating disorders among young people have almost doubled in three years. Here, Priory explains eating disorders and offers their advice on supporting your child's recovery. 

Eating disorders and the internet

More young people are being admitted to hospital because of eating disorders. Is the internet part of the problem? We talk to Beat's Rebecca Field to find out. 

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

Broaching the subject of an eating disorder can be alarming. But the numbers of young people being treated in hospital for eating disorders are rising. It's a live issue for many parents. Here, with help from Beat, the leading charity supporting those with eating disorders and their families, we offer our tips for talking to your child.

Understanding anorexia nervosa

Anorexia is the best-known eating disorder, although not the commonest (that's bulimia). It's a serious disease and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned.

The dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites

The numbers of young people admitted to hospital with eating disorders have doubled in the last three years, according to the NHS. Pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites are widely seen as a big part of the problem. We look at what these sites are and why they're seen as so toxic.