Eating disorders often are long-term illnesses that may require long-term treatment. In addition, eating disorders frequently occur with other mental disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. The earlier these disorders are diagnosed and treated, the better the chances are for full recovery.

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Eating Disorders Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Anorexia The signs and symptoms of anorexia include: Weight loss, sometimes achieved by self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, use of diuretics or exercise Refusal to maintain normal body weight, ...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... Doctors aren''t sure of the exact causes of eating disorders. It appears that a variety of factors are involved, including genetics, family behavior and culture. In some instances, the biological syst...
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Eating Disorders Treatment

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Complications
... People with anorexia have a greater variety of health complications and a greater risk of death than do people with bulimia. However, both eating disorders can result in serious health problems. Anore...
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Treatment
... Severe cases of anorexia may require immediate hospitalization in order to rehydrate your body and restore your electrolyte balance. For anorexia, your doctor or a nutritionist will want to set you on...
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Eating Disorders Support

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Coping skills
... If you or your child has been prone to eating disorders, these steps may help you stay away from the self-destructive behaviors of anorexia and bulimia: See your doctor regularly. Discuss with your do...
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Eating Disorders Other

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Eating Disorders
... What are eating disorders? Eating disorders are emotional illnesses that cause a person to adopt harmful eating habits. They are most common among women and teenage girls. Often, eating disorders will...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Bulimia Nervosa
... What is bulimia nervosa? Bulimia nervosa, also called bulimia, is a psychological eating disorder that is characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate methods of weight control ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Eating Disorders Treatment

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Women''s Health: Eating Disorders (Anorexia & Bulimia)
... An eating disorder may be defined, in a sense, as self-abuse. It can be just as harmful to your health as substance abuse involving alcohol or drugs. Two of these disorders, anorexia and bulimia, resu...
Source: HealthWorld

Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia)
... Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are two kinds of eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is a form of self-starvation. Bulimia is eating large amounts of foods (binging) and then forcing oneself to throw up o...
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Eating Disorders Articles

  • Bulimia
    ... Bulimia (buh-LEE -me-ah) nervosa, typically called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. Someone with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (called bingeing) and then tries to prevent ...
  • Eating Disorders: Facts About Eating Disorders and the Search for Solutions
    ... Eating is controlled by many factors, including appetite, food availability, family, peer, and cultural practices, and attempts at voluntary control. Dieting to a body weight leaner than needed for he...
  • Women Hold Up Half the Sky
    ... Women and Mental Health Research Mental illnesses affect women and men differently—some disorders are more common in women, and some express themselves with different symptoms. Scientists are only n...

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