Children and young people with an eating disorder can have a combination of the above three types. Eating disorders may evolve over time into a different type. Recently more categories have been introduced, but are not yet formally diagnosable, to demonstrate the variety of ways eating disorders can occur, in addition to raising awareness of underlying conditions which could cause an eating disorder.
Other descriptions of eating disorders include:
If you are concerned about a child or young person's weight loss, because they haven't eaten in 7 days or have collapsed, then please contact a medical professional immediately.
Eating disorders affect individuals on a physical and an emotional level, and it is important to address them as soon as possible to prevent problems and difficulties from escalating. Eating disorders are the leading cause of death due to mental health conditions.
The psychological and emotional effects of eating disorders last longer than physical symptoms, meaning that even when an individual reaches a healthy weight, they may still be experiencing symptoms emotionally or mentally. Examples of symptoms include:
Due to the stigma of eating disorders they may be difficult to identify, and it is important that a specialist identifies specific needs and provides support.
At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.
Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:
An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion
Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:
On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.
Our team will choose appropriate assessments to ensure a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the child or young person’s mental health and wellbeing needs in order to develop an effective package of psychological support. Our team will work alongside relevant medical professionals to ensure that physical needs are identified and met.
The specific assessments used will be chosen depending on the child or young person and their needs. Assessments we use often are:
There are other assessments and ways of identifying needs among children and young people with eating disorders.
We provide a broad range of interventions for individuals and families. Types of intervention we provide include:
Interventions are chosen to suit the child or young person and their specific needs.
The prices below are based on the average time it takes to complete a psychological needs assessment and write a report summarising findings. A formal quote will be provided following an initial discussion.
Eating disorders can have long lasting implications on an individual’s life, physically and mentally. Early identification of psychological needs encourages positive changes at the earliest opportunity to facilitate recovery. Eating disorders and associated needs are complex which is why it is important that an assessment takes place by a specialist. To arrange an initial discussion or to find out more please contact us and talk to a member of our team.
Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £160.