Eating disorders are serious, sometimes life-threatening, conditions that tend to be chronic and marked by extremes. It is present when a person experiences severe disturbances in eating behavior such as extreme reduction of food intake or extreme overeating or feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food than usual, however, at some point in time, the urge to eat less or more spirals out of control. There are three major eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa (self-starvation) Bulimia Nervosa (binge eating followed by purging, fasting or excessive exercise) Binge Eating Disorder (involves episodic, uncontrolled consumption of food, without the compensatory activities such as vomiting or laxative abuse to avert weight gain that is associated with bulimia.)
There is currently no content classified with this term.