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Eating Disorders

Service Information

Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber (RDASH) CAMHS Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) is a specialist community service commissioned to assess and treat children and young people aged 0-19 across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire who present with Eating Disorder diagnoses:

Anorexia Nervosa (AN)

Anorexia Nervosa is characterised by significantly low body weight for the individual’s height, age and developmental stage that is not due to another health condition or to the unavailability of food. Low body weight is accompanied by a persistent pattern of behaviours to prevent restoration of normal weight, which may include behaviours aimed at reducing energy intake (restricted eating), purging behaviours (e.g., self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives), and behaviours aimed at increasing energy expenditure (e.g., excessive exercise), typically associated with a fear of weight gain. Low body weight or shape is central to the person’s self-evaluation or is inaccurately perceived to be normal or even excessive. (ICD-11; World Health Organisation, 2018)

Please note we also accept referrals for young people who have had a recent and significant weight loss which is continuing and problematic, irrespective of their BMI or weight category

Bulimia Nervosa (BN)

Bulimia Nervosa is characterised by frequent, recurrent episodes of binge eating (e.g., once a week or more over a period of at least one month). A binge eating episode is a distinct period of time during which the individual experiences a subjective loss of control over eating, eating notably more or differently than usual, and feels unable to stop eating or limit the type or amount of food eaten. Binge eating is accompanied by repeated inappropriate compensatory behaviours aimed at preventing weight gain (e.g., self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or enemas, strenuous exercise). The individual is preoccupied with body shape or weight, which strongly influences self-evaluation. The individual is not significantly underweight and therefore does not meet the diagnostic requirements of Anorexia Nervosa. (ICD-11; World Health Organisation, 2018)

Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

Binge eating disorder is characterised by frequent, recurrent episodes of binge eating (e.g., once a week or more over a period of several months). A binge eating episode is a distinct period of time during which the individual experiences a subjective loss of control over eating, eating notably more or differently than usual, and feels unable to stop eating or limit the type or amount of food eaten. Binge eating is experienced as very distressing, and is often accompanied by negative emotions such as guilt or disgust. However, unlike in Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating episodes are not regularly followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviours aimed at preventing weight gain (e.g., self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives or enemas, strenuous exercise).  (ICD-11; World Health Organisation, 2018)

We are a multi-disciplinary team comprising of:

  • Family therapy
  • Nursing
  • Dietetics
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Social work.

CEDS core hours of operation are:

Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm) with flexibility to provide some support outside of these times