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Eating disorder patient: You're just left stranded

4 October 2013 Last updated at 14:05 BST

The eating disorder charity Beat says people with eating disorders are waiting too long for treatment.

Hayley Martin was told she had to wait two years for treatment. During that time she got so sick, that she attempted to take her own life.

People with physical health problems have a legal right to start treatment within 18 weeks. There's no such guarantee for mental health.

The charity says this needs to change urgently.

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