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Getting Treatment

You can recover from anorexia, but it may take time and recovery will be different for everyone. You will be given a treatment plan that will be tailored to you and should consider any other support you might need, such as for depression or anxiety.

- If you're over 18, you should be offered a type of talking therapy to help you manage your feelings about food and eating so that you are able to eat enough to be healthy.

  • If you're under 18, you should be offered family therapy. You may also be offered another type of talking therapy, such as CBT or adolescent-focused psychotherapy. 

Long-term anorexia can lead to severe health problems associated with not getting the right nutrients (malnutrition). These will usually begin to get better once an individual’s food intake starts improving.

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where an individual feels a need to keep their weight as low as possible. Those suffering from Anorexia will keep their weight low by not eating enough food, exercising too much, taking laxatives or making themselves throw up. This can make them very ill and cause more health issues because their body starts to starve.

Getting Help

If you think you may have anorexia, even if you're not completely sure, see a GP as soon as you can.

Living with the condition 

living with anorexia can feel like a journey. At times, it might even be painful, difficult, and emotionally exhausting — but it doesn’t have to stay that way forever and help is available. 

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