Readers will gain an understanding of the role of peers and media, and approaches to prevent these influences from having a negative effect on body image.
This chapter will provide an overview of the evidence linking diet to mental health, including in young people. It will provide evidencebased suggestions for the prevention and treatment of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.
Not all eating disorders can be simply categorised into ‘anorexia nervosa’, ‘bulimia nervosa’ or ‘binge eating disorder’. A range of problematic eating and weight-loss behaviours can have devastating impacts on individuals and their loved ones.