Help if your son is an athlete

In recent years there has been a growing recognition that young athletes can be susceptible to developing eating disorders. Certainly Joe felt that if he restricted his diet he would become an even better athlete.

Runner's World 'Buddy Scheme' is a self-help support network, which can put you in contact with sports psychologists and sports dieticians. You can contact them at 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1M OAD.

The EDA, in conjunction with the Runner's World Buddy Scheme, has put together a series of leaflets on eating disorders in athletes, which are available from the EDA. There are three leaflets in the series aimed at:

1. Athletes.

2. Coaches.

3. Friends and Family.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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