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Help for Devon Mums and Dads
For the first time in Devon a support group run by parents of children with eating disorders is being set-up.
Mums and dads are often left isolated...as the condition can take YEARS to overcome.
Both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa tend to be longstanding disorders and so the prevalence is far greater than incidence.
In 1992 the Royal College of Psychiatrists estimated that about 60,000 people may be receiving treatment for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa at any one time in the UK.
However beat currently believes the number receiving treatment to be much nearer to 90,000, with many more people whose eating disorders have not been diagnosed, in particular those with bulimia nervosa.
According to the NICE guidelines published in 2004, the number of people in the UK affected by an eating disorder is around 1.6million.
This coming Monday, volunteers working on behalf of Beat the UK’s largest campaigning eating disorders charity - will be running a drop-in session in Exminster for those supporting someone with an eating disorder.
The group will meet between 6-8pm at Westbank Healthy living centre in Exminster.
beat Helpline 0845 634 1414 email@example.com
beat Youthline 0845 634 7650
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You can follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/beatED
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