Eating disorders in people with special needs and younger children
A learning difficulty, autism or some other developmental problems can disrupt eating. For example, some people with autism may take a dislike to the colour or texture of foods, and refuse to eat them.
The eating problems of pre-teen children are more to do with food texture, “picky eating” or being angry rather than with wanting to be very thin. The ways of helping these problems are rather different from those for anorexia and bulimia (16).
This helps you to get back to regular eating, so you can maintain a steady weight without starving or vomiting. A dietician can advise you on healthy eating (16).
If you require help and advice Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.