Eating Disorders

In the early stages it normally takes another person with an eating disorder to recognise a fellow sufferer, which is the reason why self-help groups are so effective. The latest medical evidence using MRI brain mapping in this group of patients compared to those patients with addictive tendencies is starting to show how people with eating disorders choose this method of inappropriate ‘self-medication’ as a preference to dealing with life’s issues. The expert articles in this section are designed to provide help for those people suffering from eating disorders, better understanding, and a route to starting the path to recovery both for the patient as well as their family and friends.