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Eating Disorders

What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders. They involve severe problems with your thoughts about food and your eating behaviors. You may eat much less or much more than you need.

Eating disorders are medical conditions; they are not a lifestyle choice. They affect your body's ability to get proper nutrition. This can lead to health issues, such as heart and kidney problems, or sometimes even death. But there are treatments that can help.

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Results 1 - 10 of 253 for Anorexia nervosa
  1. Eating Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... may be slightly underweight, normal weight, or overweight. Anorexia nervosa. People with anorexia nervosa avoid food, severely restrict food, or eat very ...
  2. The following organizations provide information on eating disorders: Academy for Eating Disorders -- www.aedweb.org Overeaters Anonymous -- oa.org National Eating Disorders Association -- www.nationaleatingdisorders.org National Institute of Mental ...
  3. The biggest challenge in treating anorexia nervosa is helping the person recognize that they have an illness. Most people with anorexia deny that they have an eating disorder. ...
  4. Anorexia Nervosa (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Eating Disorders/Specifics ... Eating Disorders ... Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health
  5. ClinicalTrials.gov: Anorexia Nervosa From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
    Eating Disorders/Clinical Trials
  6. Eating Disorders: Statistics From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Eating Disorders/Statistics and Research ... Eating Disorders ... National Institute of Mental Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... An overview of statistics ...
  7. Eating Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Learn about eating disorders, including types (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa), signs and symptoms, risk factors, and ...
  8. Eating Disorders: About More than Food From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Mental Health)  
    Eating Disorders/Start Here ... Eating Disorders ... National Institute of Mental Health ... From the National Institutes of Health ... This brochure provides information ...
  9. Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder in which a person regularly eats unusually large amounts of food. During binge eating, the person also feels a loss of ...
  10. ... weight gain. Many people with bulimia also have anorexia . ... often normal, other people may not notice this eating disorder. Symptoms that other people can see include: Spending ...
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