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Adam Rickitt: “Eating disorders are not about vanity”

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Adam Rickitt is keen to spread awareness of the illness as 11 per cent of sufferers are men and he stresses that eating disorders are the same as any other mental illness and the that the driving force is not always about physical appearance.

Adam Rickitt ,35, suffered from bulimia and wants people to treat eating disorders just like any other mental illness, adding they are not about vanity

 ‘I’m trying to make people realise that an eating disorder is like any other mental illness.

‘It’s about focusing on one thing.’

Adam says if someone is suffering an eating disorder there is more than likely an under lying issue, which goes deeper than how they feel about the way they look and that that is simply something to focus on as a distraction.

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