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Eating disorder

Eating disorders happen when an abnormal attitude towards food causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour. A child or young person with an eating disorder might worry a lot about their weight and shape. This worry can lead to them making unhealthy choices about food which harm their health. Eating disorders are often a very hidden and secretive illness, making it hard for parents or carers to know if their child has an eating problem.

Some signs of the difficulty include:

Anyone aged under 18 who lives in Devon can get specialist care from CFHD by filling in a referral form

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