What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating Disorders such as Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder  include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.  Eating Disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for males and females.”

-National Eating Disorder Association website www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Types of Eating Disorders

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  • Anorexia Nervosa (AN)
  • Bulimia Nervosa (BN)
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)
  • Disordered Eating

Real Statistics

“In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) (Wade, Keski-Rahkonen, & Hudson, 2011).”  -National Eating Disorder Association Website Learn More

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