There are a variety of guidelines that have been developed to help professionals treat and care for different illnesses and there are guidelines on the best ways to treat eating disorders.
The guidelines explain the ways of assessing and treating different eating disorders and how the recoverer and their family should be involved in the treatment and care. Professionals should use these guidelines when treating someone affected by an eating disorder.
The NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines for England and Wales can be accessed here.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Guidelines
The guidelines applicable to the NHS in Scotland can be accessed here.