Eating Disorders

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

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Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by significantly low body weight, restriction of food intake, ongoing behavior related to an intense fear of gaining weight, and a disturbance in self-perceived weight or shape. There are two types of anorexia nervosa – the restricting type, in which weight loss is achieved by restricting food intake and/or excessive exercise, and the binge-eating/purging type, in which the individual engages in recurrent episodes of binge eating or purging behavior.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

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Binge-Eating Disorder is characterized by episodes in which an individual eats an excessive amount of food relative to what others would eat in that time period. Additionally, the person feels a lack of control over their food-intake behavior during these episodes.

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

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Bulimia Nervosa is diagnosed in individuals who demonstrate recurrent episodes of binge eating, marked or sustained dietary restrictions as well as behaviors designed to prevent weight gain, and self-evaluation that is disproportionately influenced by body weight and shape.