Eating disorders are a serious health issue which involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. Persons with an eating disorder often experience depression and/or anxiety.
The main types of eating disorders are:
Definitions are based on the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Forth Edition.
If you or someone you care about is suffering from one of these disorders, you should seek professional help.
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