Eating disorders are not about weight, nor body image or food. Anorexia just presents that way in symptoms. Anorexia is a complex mental health disorder driven by a web of components. Photo: Alamy

Beating anorexia: what causes the eating disorder – and how to support someone battling it

  • Complex mental health disorder is driven by a number of factors including genetics, environmental influences and personality traits
  • An eating-disorder expert and a recovered patient describe how best to help someone recover
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Eating disorders are not about weight, nor body image or food. Anorexia just presents that way in symptoms. Anorexia is a complex mental health disorder driven by a web of components. Photo: Alamy
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