Eating Disorder

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Eating Disorder

Definition

There is a commonly held view that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder.

 

There are many synonyms for "eating disorder," depending on the specific disorder or aspect you want to emphasize. Here are some general ones:

  • Clinical terms: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, pica, rumination disorder, ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder)
    • More general terms: disordered eating, unhealthy eating habits, abnormal eating patterns, psychological disorder
    • Informal terms: food issues, unhealthy relationship with food

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors.

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  • Frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood
  • Affect all genders
  • Women are 2½ times greater than among men.
  • Distorted sense of body image
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Wearing big or baggy clothes
  • Obsession with weight
  • Obsession with continuous exercise.
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals
  • Visible food restriction and self-starvation.
  • Visible indulging and/or purging.
  • Isolation
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