Bullying & Eating Disorders

Beat (a mainstream eating disorder organisation in the UK) recently undertook some research into the relationship between bullying and eating disorders:

A survey of over 600 people by Beat the leading UK eating disorders charity has revealed that 65% felt bullying had contributed to their eating disorder.

The survey also found that 49% were less than 10 years old when the bullying started and many stated that the effects had stayed with them into their 40s and 50s.

Worryingly only 22% actually received any help from someone to overcome their bullying.

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