Eating disorders in south east Scotland
Forth Valley Fife Lothian Borders

Help and advice

What to do if you think you have an eating disorder

If you think you might have an eating disorder, it is important that you speak to your doctor about it. Even if you discover that you have an eating disorder but you are not sure if you are ready to change this or get help, an important first step is to ask your doctor to monitor your health because eating disorders have an impact on physical health. Your doctor might monitor things like your weight and blood pressure and they may do some blood tests. If your eating disorder is severe then they may need to do other investigations.

Further information

If you decide that you are ready to do something about your eating disorder then help is available in a variety of forms. A good first step is to find out as much information as possible. A number of useful websites can be found in the 'Links' section of this website. For recommended books, see 'Eating Disorders Related Books'.

Self Help

If you want to try making changes to your eating disorder on your own, there are a number of good self-help guides available. See 'Leaflets to download'.


If your eating disorder is more severe or you are not managing to make significant changes to your eating disorder using the self help material then you may need to get some help with this. Treatment for eating disorders can involve contact with a psychologist, doctor or dietician.