The sorry state of services
RESEARCH carried out by Beat last year shows:
On average, people wait almost three-and-a-half years to get treatment for their eating disorder.
They visit their GP three times before they get a referral for a specialist assessment, and have to wait more than six months for treatment to start.
Adults wait for twice as long as children and adolescents before seeking treatment.
Boys and men with eating disorders have to wait longer than girls and women.