EATING DISORDERS

Debunking Eating Disorder Myths 

Exploring untruths about the spectrum of unhealthy relationships to food, what really may be causes, and how to recover.

EATING DISORDERS

Understanding Eating Disorders 

At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority – about 90 percent – are female.

EATING DISORDERS

Why Food Affects Mood 

Your gut sends your brain messages all day long.

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What Is Anorexia Nervosa? 

Anorexia nervosa (or simply anorexia) is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and food.

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Eating Disorders in Men 

The "exaggerated buff look" and life change can lead to eating disorders in boys and men.

EATING DISORDERS

What Is Bulimia Nervosa? 

Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

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What Is Binge Eating Disorder? 

This illness resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating.

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Eating Disorders and Young Athletes 

Sometimes being on a team that focuses too heavily on performance — or appearance — may trigger an eating disorder.

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Understanding Compulsive Overeating 

The disorder may develop when others make repeated negative comments about a person's weight.

EATING DISORDERS

What Is Orthorexia Nervosa? 

When a desire to eat healthily becomes an obsession, it can change from a smart lifestyle choice to an eating disorder.