Welcome to our patient information about eating disorders in children, young people and adults. Here you can read about the diagnosis and get some advice on what you can do.

Preoccupation with diet, figure and weight is an unproblematic part of life for many people. It is not in itself morbid to focus on body and weight or on food and eating, as long as this focus does not push other normal everyday things aside. It is important to be able to see when an unproblematic focus on body and food becomes morbid.

In Region Midtjylland, the treatment of eating disorders takes place at the Psychiatric Clinic for Eating Disorders, which has wards in Aarhus and Herning.

We hope the information can help you and your loved ones become aware of eating disorders and get treatment if needed. We encourage you to discuss the content with relevant relatives, friends and caregivers.

Om diagnosen

What is an eating disorder?

Three main groups of eating disorders


Why do some people get an eating disorder?

Predisposing factors

Trigger factors

Maintenance factors

Societal and cultural factors


Physical symptoms of underweight

Physical symptoms of compensatory behavior

Psychological sequelae of eating disorders

Risk behaviour

Forskellige grader af diagnosen

Degrees of anorexia

Degrees of bulimia

Hvordan stilles diagnosen?

Your own doctor or psychiatrist makes the diagnosis

Criteria for anorexia

Criteria for bulimia

Criteria for other eating disorders

Hvilke former findes der?

Types of eating disorders

Om behandlingen

The path to treatment



Involvement of relatives

Treating people with anorexia

Treating bulimia patients

Hospitalisation on a ward at the Eating Disorders Centre

Gode råd

What can be done to prevent eating disorders?

What can you do yourself if you are suffering from an eating disorder?

What can relatives do?

Help for relatives

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