Professionals and eating disorders

We are here to support where there is concern that a young person may have an eating disorder. This page provides some additional information on eating disorders for professionals. You can find general information on eating disorders on the main page, and information on the services offered by CAMHS on the services page.

Eating disorders are common in adolescence. If they are detected early and there is access to specialist treatment the prognosis is very good. However, if left untreated, or treated inadequately, the disorder can become chronic and difficult to treat. Many adults with long term eating disorders developed their initial symptoms in the adolescent years. This service will provide easy access for patients where an eating disorder is suspected.

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Page last reviewed: 18 January, 2023