Number of patients admitted to hospital with eating disorders up by more than a third

The rise in the number of cases of patients admitted to hospital with eating disorders in York and North Yorkshire could be due to improved awareness and diagnosis

The rise in the number of cases of patients admitted to hospital with eating disorders in York and North Yorkshire could be due to improved awareness and diagnosis

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THE number of people with eating disorders being admitted to hospital in York and North Yorkshire has risen by more than a third, new statistics have shown.

In 2011/12, 47 people in the York and North Yorkshire area were admitted to hospital with such disorders, but this rose to 64 admissions between November 2012 and October 2013 – the fifth highest number of admissions per area, only behind Barnet, Camden, Devon and Hampshire.

Beat, the support charity for people with eating disorders, said that the fact that York and North Yorkshire were relatively well-served in terms of treatment for eating disorders could explain the high number of admissions.

A spokeswoman said: “It could be down to greater awareness and diagnosis.

“The most important thing is that people get the treatment they need as soon as possible and to not take no for an answer. In terms of young people, the media at large brings all sorts of pressures which they are becoming aware of at a much younger age.

“There are many more body image issues out there than there used to be which can contribute to causing an eating disorder but not be the cause of.

“We urge people to contact their GP as soon as possible as early treatment can prevent hospitalisation.”

The charity said the statistics related to hospital admissions and pointed out there were many other people who suffer from eating disorders. Nationally, the figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show a rise of eight per cent in the number of admissions to hospital for an eating disorder.

In the 12 months to October 2013, hospitals nationally dealt with 2,560 eating disorder admissions, eight per cent more than in the previous 12 months.

Nationally, 91 per cent of admissions were female. The most common age for female admissions was 15 years and for males, 13 years.

Kingsley Manning, chairman of the centre, said: “The report shows a national increase in the demand placed on hospitals by patients with an eating disorder.

“Hospitals not only dealt with more patients with an eating disorder than last year but compared to other admission types, patients with these disorders tend to stay longer in hospital, which will be of significant interest to staff caring for these patients and and those planning services.”

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12:57pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks. CHISSY1
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2:36pm Fri 14 Feb 14

David Smith - The Retreat says...

This is certainly true locally. We are seeing record numbers of people being admitted to our female eating disorder unit in Heslington and the Tuke Centre is seeing more people who need specialist talking therapies to help them resolve their issues.

Its also important not to underestimate the needs of men with eating disorders. Most services are geared towards helping females and though men might talk about it differently or seek help in different ways this an area we need to really focus attention on over the coming years.
This is certainly true locally. We are seeing record numbers of people being admitted to our female eating disorder unit in Heslington and the Tuke Centre is seeing more people who need specialist talking therapies to help them resolve their issues. Its also important not to underestimate the needs of men with eating disorders. Most services are geared towards helping females and though men might talk about it differently or seek help in different ways this an area we need to really focus attention on over the coming years. David Smith - The Retreat
  • Score: 5

3:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer? CHISSY1
  • Score: -3

4:48pm Fri 14 Feb 14

imassey says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is. imassey
  • Score: 1

5:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.[/p][/quote]Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?. CHISSY1
  • Score: -2

5:29pm Fri 14 Feb 14

imassey says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.
http://www.mentalhea
lth.org.uk/help-info
rmation/mental-healt
h-a-z/E/eating-disor
ders/
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.[/p][/quote]Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.[/p][/quote]http://www.mentalhea lth.org.uk/help-info rmation/mental-healt h-a-z/E/eating-disor ders/ imassey
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6:30pm Fri 14 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.
http://www.mentalhea

lth.org.uk/help-info

rmation/mental-healt

h-a-z/E/eating-disor

ders/
You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW.
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.[/p][/quote]Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.[/p][/quote]http://www.mentalhea lth.org.uk/help-info rmation/mental-healt h-a-z/E/eating-disor ders/[/p][/quote]You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW. CHISSY1
  • Score: -2

6:35pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Daisy75 says...

Eating is only disordered if you have food available and choose not to eat it or overeat due to negative life experiences and false beliefs about yourself and your weight. Food banks are a seperate issue. Equally someone locked up and starved does not have an eating disorder, they are simply not being fed.

It is weird though, the effect of current media and lifestyle- most of us are getting fatter, but a growing minority are affected the other way and becoming anorexic and bulimic.
Eating is only disordered if you have food available and choose not to eat it or overeat due to negative life experiences and false beliefs about yourself and your weight. Food banks are a seperate issue. Equally someone locked up and starved does not have an eating disorder, they are simply not being fed. It is weird though, the effect of current media and lifestyle- most of us are getting fatter, but a growing minority are affected the other way and becoming anorexic and bulimic. Daisy75
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

imassey says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.
http://www.mentalhea


lth.org.uk/help-info


rmation/mental-healt


h-a-z/E/eating-disor


ders/
You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW.
And you come across as too opiniated to have your mind changed, so why should I bother trying?
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.[/p][/quote]Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.[/p][/quote]http://www.mentalhea lth.org.uk/help-info rmation/mental-healt h-a-z/E/eating-disor ders/[/p][/quote]You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW.[/p][/quote]And you come across as too opiniated to have your mind changed, so why should I bother trying? imassey
  • Score: 3

10:56pm Fri 14 Feb 14

NoMorePlease says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Thank you for keeping up your tradition of ignorance. I thought you a troll but given your serious loss last year changed my mind. For heavens sake do some learning on the difference between eating loss as a serios mental illness and your obsession with foodbanks
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Thank you for keeping up your tradition of ignorance. I thought you a troll but given your serious loss last year changed my mind. For heavens sake do some learning on the difference between eating loss as a serios mental illness and your obsession with foodbanks NoMorePlease
  • Score: 2

11:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

inthesticks says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
imassey wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
CHISSY1 wrote:
"Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.
Can anyone come up with an answer?
Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.
Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.
http://www.mentalhea


lth.org.uk/help-info


rmation/mental-healt


h-a-z/E/eating-disor


ders/
You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW.
I can think of a word for you beginning with W....
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: "Eating disorders in York and Yorkshire."We keep getting told that more and more people are turning to so called food banks as they are unable to afford to buy food.So are the statistics rubbish or are people not using the food banks.[/p][/quote]Can anyone come up with an answer?[/p][/quote]Most people, me included, are probably still trying to work out what your perceived link between food poverty and mental illness is.[/p][/quote]Eating disorder covers not eating and overeating.Where does mental illness come into it?.[/p][/quote]http://www.mentalhea lth.org.uk/help-info rmation/mental-healt h-a-z/E/eating-disor ders/[/p][/quote]You come across as a clever person,explain in you own word instead of WWW.[/p][/quote]I can think of a word for you beginning with W.... inthesticks
  • Score: 1

9:38am Sat 15 Feb 14

CaroleBaines says...

This is not surprising, the stats on mental illness are hideous, quite frankly and no wonder. We live in a world now that is target ridden and every last drop of efficiency is squeeze out of workers. Then there are dispersed families, easy access borrowing leading to debt, 24/7 shopping etc. The mind is not supposed to be driven this hard, we are literally thinking ourselves into exhaustion and worse.
This is not surprising, the stats on mental illness are hideous, quite frankly and no wonder. We live in a world now that is target ridden and every last drop of efficiency is squeeze out of workers. Then there are dispersed families, easy access borrowing leading to debt, 24/7 shopping etc. The mind is not supposed to be driven this hard, we are literally thinking ourselves into exhaustion and worse. CaroleBaines
  • Score: 1

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