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  • Statistics on Eating Disorders

    General Eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating, are becoming increasingly prevalent throughout western countries. According to US estimates from The National Institute of Mental Health, between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of girls and women (i.e. 5-10 million people) and 1 million boys and men suffer from eating disorders,

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  • Eating Disorders – Support & Resources

    Eating Disorders Are Serious Conditions Eating disorders are serious conditions. If you know someone with Anorexia, Bulima or Binge Eating, or if you think one of your loved ones is becoming anorexic, bulimic or a binge-eater, it is very important to seek advice from an expert, as soon as possible. Early treatment can save the

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  • Questions & Answers About Eating Disorders

    Q. What exactly are Eating Disorders? What are the causes? How are they treated? Eating disorders are serious illnesses. The 3 main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia), Bulimia Nervosa (bulimia) and Binge Eating Disorder (binge eating). The exact causes of eating disorders remain unknown, although it seems likely that the underlying issues are psychological.

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  • Bulimia Nervosa – Eating Disorder

    What is bulimia? Bulimia nervosa, or simply bulimia, is an eating disorder. People with bulimia consume large amounts of food in a short time (usually less than 2 hours). These food-binges often occur in secret and involve high calorie, high carbohydrate foods that can be eaten quickly, like ice cream, doughnuts, candy, popcorn, and cookies.

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  • Binge Eating Disorder

    What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating disorder is an illness which resembles bulimia nervosa. Like bulimics, binge eaters have episodes of uncontrolled or compulsive eating or bingeing. During such episodes, binge eaters consume large quantities of food in a short time (usually less than 2 hours) without having the willpower to stop. Binge or

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  • Anorexia Nervosa – Eating Disorder

    What is anorexia? It’s a serious eating disorder during which a person (usually a teenage girl) becomes so obsessed with her weight and shape that she starves herself down to nothing. Specifically, Anorexia is characterized by a loss of 15-25 per cent of usual body weight, an unnatural fear of becoming fat, a distorted perception

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