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Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia: Warning Signs, Physical Consequences, and Risk Factors

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by obsessive preoccupation with weight and an intense fear of weight gain. A person with anorexia typically how a low self image and fixates on physical appearance...

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Bulimia Nervosa: Warning Signs, Physical Consequences, and Risk Factors

Bulimia Nervosa involves frequent episodes of binge eating almost always followed by purging and intense feelings of shame or guilt. Usually the individual feels out of control and recognizes that their behavior is abnormal but cannot stop...

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Binge Eating: Warning Signs, Physical Consequences, and Risk Factors

Compulsive eaters and overweight binge eaters also experience uncontrolled eating, sometimes kept secret. Both groups often experience depression and/or other psychological problems...

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What is orthorexia?

Orthorexia is a term coined by Dr. Steve Bratman describing an obsessively healthy diet. This may include fixating on certain foods or ingredients as bad or impure. Those who struggle are not motivated by being thin but with eating what they believe to be healthy...

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A Form of Eating Disorder NOS

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) - There are many other eating disorders that do not necessarily fall into the categories above. For example, eating a normal quantity of food and then purging is an eating disorder. If food seems to dominate your life we encourage you to seek help.

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