anyone with anorexia but BMI above 17.5 what was your treatment?

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I've been told by my GP I have anorexia, the new diagnostic criteria for anorexia just states that the patient is underweight but obviously there are BMI categories for the severity of the illness. My BMI is currently 18.1 so I have the mildest form of anorexia. At a younger age I had more severe anorexia but I never got help or treatment I just fought through it with my mum at the time. there isn't much information on treatment at a high BMI so I was wondering if anyone has been in a similar position and what their treatment involved. I've been referred to the CMHT (community mental health team) so I'm awaiting their call.
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Hi, I used to be in a similar position. I was with CMHT but then they referred me to an EDU (eating disorders unit) because CMHT don’t typically deal with eating disorders. Then at the EDU I went weekly for a 1 hour session with a specialist eating disorders psychologist where I would be weighed every week, we would make meal plans and deal with the psychological side of eating disorders and talked through other things. Very similar to therapy for anxiety (CBT). Was discharged after a year. Hope this helps
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That’s very helpful thank you. Was that in Scotland or England? How long did you have to wait for treatment and what made them refer you to the eating disorders unit?

Thanks again!
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Hi, I used to be in a similar position. I was with CMHT but then they referred me to an EDU (eating disorders unit) because CMHT don’t typically deal with eating disorders. Then at the EDU I went weekly for a 1 hour session with a specialist eating disorders psychologist where I would be weighed every week, we would make meal plans and deal with the psychological side of eating disorders and talked through other things. Very similar to therapy for anxiety (CBT). Was discharged after a year. Hope this helps
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(Original post by Anonymous)
That’s very helpful thank you. Was that in Scotland or England? How long did you have to wait for treatment and what made them refer you to the eating disorders unit?

Thanks again!
It was in England. I live in a small town in Lincolnshire so waiting lists aren’t too long. I was already receiving treatment for anxiety at CMHT and after a meeting with the psychiatrist where I was weighed and we spoke about eating she decided to refer me to a dietitian. The dietitian (that I saw a couple of times in my local hospital) said that I needed psychological input. I then passed this advice onto the psychiatrist at CMHT who referred me to the EDU. After about 4 weeks I started my treatment at the EDU
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