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Eating Disorders

 

Duration: 1 hour

 

Modules: 3

 

What is an Eating Disorder?

What are the Signs and Symptoms 

What to do if you have a Concern

 

This awareness course gives an insightful overview to eating disorders. It describes the physical and psychological symptoms of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, and the possible causes of these mental illnesses. This course explains how carers and families can help when they suspect someone may have an eating disorder and what treatments are currently available.

 

In this course you will learn:

 

What an eating disorder is

Who can develop an eating disorder

The myths surrounding eating disorders and the real facts

Characteristics of the three main types of eating disorder

The causes of eating disorders

Other mental illnesses that may co-exist alongside eating disorders

Behavioural changes in those with an eating disorder

The psychological effects

The physical signs to look out for

How an eating disorder affects the family

The difficulties the carer may face

The long-term complications

The importance of early intervention

What to say and what to do

The steps a GP might take

What is expected of carers – the family, carer and GP ‘team’

Typical treatments available

What special considerations are needed for children and adolescent

 


 

This course is for anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of eating disorders, including:

 

Education staff including head teachers and governors

Parents and other family members

Care workers and managers

Social workers and managers

Health staff

Professional organisations


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