Seed | Eating Disorder Support Service

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Keeping Safe

It is vitally important that someone suffering from an eating disorder ensures that they are getting the best possible treatment they can. That there is a network of support around the individual (see downloadable bubble chart).

Of that network your GP must play a part in your recovery by monitoring the medical side of your condition.

An Eating Disorder is a mental health illness with physiological complications. It is vital that the psychological needs are balanced with the physical needs. If a person deteriorates to a severe or critical level, then their medical needs become the priority over their emotional needs.

It does vary in geographical areas, but if a person has a low BMI of 16.0/15.0, then that person may not be considered for therapy, as cognitively, the brain would not be able to rationalise or process that therapy as someone of a higher BMI would.