Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Eating Disorder Service

Information for professionals

Referral criteria

Young people with eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or atypical eating disorders) are seen within the service.

In all of these conditions, the young person will have significant concerns about their weight and shape. The service is not commissioned to see young people with obesity or those who have feeding/eating problems related to other diagnoses such as anxiety/depression/ASD where the core problem is not an over-evaluation of weight and shape.

  • Young people under the age of 18
  • GP is located in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire
  • Suspected eating disorder as primary problem: symptoms include avoidance/restriction of food, loss of weight, fear of weight gain, bingeing/purging, concerns about weight/shape.

Last updated: 26 March, 2019