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Eating disorders


The NICE eating disorders clinical guideline covers physical and psychological treatments, treatment with medicines, and what kinds of services best help people with eating disorders.

The guideline looks at eating disorders for children aged 8 years through to adults. It covers anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and related eating disorders, in particular, binge eating disorder. It does not look at obesity, or how to diagnose or treat an eating problem that has been caused by another physical or mental disorder.

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All documents use PDF or HTML format. Click the file name to open the file in your web browser or right-click to save the file to your PC. Where you see the word NICE, clicking the file name will open a new window allowing you to download the file from the NICE website.

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A printed version of the full guideline can be purchased from the RCPsych. Printed versions of some of the NICE products can be ordered here.