More than 1.6m people in the UK alone are estimated to have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.
These disorders predominantly affect vulnerable women, but men can develop them too, and most people are diagnosed during adolescence and early adulthood.
Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for those with an eating disorder but many people do not always seek help – and even when they look for help, treatment is difficult. Many are not diagnosed or treated in a timely way. There are also only a few specialist centres for eating disorders in…..