Eating disorders are serious behavior
problems. They include
- Anorexia nervosa, in which you become too thin, but you don't
eat enough because you think you are fat
- Bulimia nervosa, involving periods of overeating followed by
purging, sometimes through self-induced vomiting or using
- Binge-eating, which is out-of-control eating
Women are more likely than men to have eating
disorders. They usually start in the teenage years and often
occur along with depression, anxiety disorders and substance
Eating disorders can cause heart and
kidney problems and even death. Getting help early is important.
Treatment involves monitoring, mental health therapy, nutritional
counseling and sometimes medicines.
NIH: National Institute of Mental Health
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