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What are eating disorders?

Media myths about eating disorders

Sufferers were asked about their experiences of the media

Eating disorder diagnoses

An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder

Eating disorder admissions

Hospital admissions for eating disorders have almost trebled over the past nine years

How can you tell if someone has an eating disorder?

Imagine you were concerned that a friend had an eating disorder. How would you know if you were right? What should you do about it?

Would you notice someone developing an eating disorder?

Many people in the UK still do not know how to identify an eating disorder in the crucial early stages

Anorexia is not a fad or glamorous

I didn't know it but I was well in the grips of anorexia and denial was a huge part of that.

I think I have an eating disorder

A personal account of the decline into illness, and how to recover

Don't blame celebrities or pro-ana websites for the rise in eating disorders

A personal account of anorexia that explains why preventing eating disorders isn't simply about banning websites

I had anorexia - but not because I wanted to look like a fashion model

Hadley Freeman tells us that banning photographs of skinny models would not have prevented her from spending three years in psychiatric units.

I've seen the agony of anorexia

The newspaper pictures of Laura Willmott, who died aged 18 after starving herself down to five stone show an exceptionally pretty young girl - but one who was already very sick

Boys don't cry

Men have eating disorders too

My daughter begged me to eat

Anorexia isn't something that only affects teenagers. Personal account of a mother who just couldn't see the effect it had on her family

'I told my daughter she was selfish for having anorexia'

When our daughter Gemma developed anorexia at the age of 10, my husband Dennis and I were completely devastated.

Paltrow's recipe for eating disorders

Should celebrities take on roles as food experts?

Model scouts outside anorexia clinics

The fashion industry must take responsibility for its promotion of eating disorders