Provide early intervention treatment for eating disorders

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I have known many people with eating disorders turned away from services for not being thin or ill enough. Services wait for you to be at deaths door and emaciated before they step in and this isn't right. Like the early intervention for psychosis team, there should be an urgent and early intervention service for eating disorders. Eating disorders come in all weights and sizes, just because someone is a healthy weight doesn't mean they don't have an eating disorder. Eating disorders are deadly and they kill. Treatment should be sooner rather than later, you wouldn't wait for a cancer patient to get sicker before intervening and this should be the same with eating disorders.



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