The following are frequently asked questions about eating disorders, each with a link to an answer factsheet. If you are interested in receiving additional¬†information about eating disorders or have any questions about the services we provide, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Eating Disorders

What is an eating disorder?
What is Anorexia Nervosa?
What is Bulimia Nervosa
What is Compulsive Eating
Signs that indicate a person may have an eating disorder

DSM-IV Diagnoses

What is the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa?
What is the DSM-IV criteria for Bulimia Nervosa?
What is the DSM-IV criteria for EDNOS?

Causes and consequences

What causes an eating disorder?
Who is at risk of developing an eating disorder?
What are the physical problems relating to bulimia?
What are the consequences of eating disorders?
How does bulimia effect your teeth?


What do I do if I think I have an eating disorder?
What do I do if I think someone I know has an eating disorder?
How can I support someone with food and body issues?
Who can I talk to?
How can I help?
When to intervene
Where to go for help
General advice for supporting someone with an eating disorder
Finding a therapist
Questions and answers for family and friends

Central Region Eating Disorder Services

About us
Services we provide
A-Z Guide to the CREDS residential service
Our food rules
Sample Day Programme timetable
Sample Menu
Your rights when entering CREDS