Eating disorders

What is Anorexia?

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 doubled over the past six 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

I think I have an eating disorder

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

It's time to think big to tackle obesity crisis

It will take more than slimming clubs to sort this out

The obese want to have their equality cake and eat it too

Abusing people because they are different is wrong, but those who are overweight can change the way they are

What should I do about my overweight niece?

Should you express your worries and risk a family argument?

The woman who only ever eats Monster Munch

Her diet is bizarre, but is it actually harmful?

My brother is eating himself to death

Lionel Shriver feared her brother's weight problem would kill him. Days after this article was published, he died

Boys don't cry

A few comments about chubbiness led to a life-threatening eating disorder. 12-year-old Taylor Kerkham became one of the 10% of anorexia sufferers who are male

"My daughter begged me to eat, but all I wanted was to lose weight"

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

Enhancing male body image

Some tips for individuals and families on how to survive the pressure to conform to a standard.

I was only 16. I didn't think it was actually about me

Before the year 2000 there were no reported cases of type 2 diabetes in children under the age of 18 in the UK. By 2016 there were almost 600 children with the disease.

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

Paltrow's recipe for eating disorders

Should celebrities take on roles as food experts?

Media myths about eating disorders

'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.

Anorexia is not a fad or glamorous

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

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

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

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

Model scouts outside anorexia clinics

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

In need of support?

Most teachers have encountered students with mental health issues