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Definition and Our Statistics
All the different types of eating disorder
Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating are just a few types of disorders.
Bulimia: Periods of binge eating and purging
Binge eating: Continuously eating excessive amounts of food
Examples of Behavior
CAUSES & AGE OF ONSET
This mental disorder affects teens, mainly girls, but can affect anybody.
Doctors will start a physical examination, conduct interviews and lab tests, conduct psychological evaluation by mental health doctor, if symptoms match the required information in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
MYTHS vs REALITY
TRUTH: Purging does not result in ridding the body of eaten food. At least half of what is eaten during a binge typically remains in the body even after self-induced vomiting.
FACT 1: People with eating disorders often have an additional illness.
FACT 2: There are plenty of ways to prevent eating disorders, such as encouraging healthy eating habits, discussing media messages, and share the dangers of over-dieting and emotional eating