Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating

Eating disorders are illnesses characterized by unhealthy behaviors associated with food or eating, such as starving, overeating, or binging.
Food that people may binge eat or extremely overeat.
A woman shows signs of binge eating at night.
Binge eating a cupcake, may feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed.
Weight fluctuations are a typical symptom of binge eating disorder.
A woman binge eats and reaches for a pastry.
Fresh fruits and a nutrition label.
A women has anorexia nervosa, a condition characterized by an abnormal fear of gaining weight.
An anorexic woman measures her waist.
Many people with anorexia are obsessed with food.
A woman suffers from false body image and looks at her distorted reflection in the mirror.
Anorexia can cause long-term health problems.
To diagnose anorexia, tests may be performed to rule out other causes of weight loss and wasting.
Risky behaviors, talking about death or suicide, and withdrawing from loved ones are all suicide warning signs.
A short hospital stay may be required to begin anorexia treatment.
A family eats dinner and talks about anorexia.
A woman takes an antidepressant for anorexia treatment.
A woman with bulimia eats cake.
Purging may involve self-induced vomiting, laxatives, or excessive exercise.
People with bulimia have an intense fear of gaining weight.
A girl is depressed and bulimic.
Bingeing and purging behaviors can cause worn tooth enamel.
A women getting diagnosed with bulimia.
Supporting and talking with someone who has an eating disorder.
The most successful treatment for bulimia involves a combination of approaches.

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Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Eating Disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating

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