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Eating Disorders Information

Guide To Eating Disorders

An eating disorder is not simply a bad eating habit, it is a serious medical condition which requires professional care. The patient’s attitude to food is driven by emotional factors, rather than appetite or body image. The three main eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder, although some symptoms are common to all three. Teenage girls are especially at risk. Treatment for anorectics, bulimics and binge eaters involves parents as well as health care professionals. Book mark this page for general advice about the most common eating problems facing adolescents, teens and adults.

Anorexia
Warning signs, causes, medical problems and treatment of Anorexia Nervosa

Bulimia
Causes, consequences and treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Binge Eating
Causes, problems and management of Binge Eating Disorder

Eating Disorders in Teens & Pre-Teens
Prevention and recognition of disordered eating patterns in children

Questions about Eating Disorders
FAQs about the meaning, recognition, causes and treatment of the main eating disorders

Statistics on Eating Disorders
Various US, Canadian & UK Statistics on Eating Disorders

Guide To Food Cravings
How to reduce your craving for sweet foods and others.

Nutritional Deficiencies
Caused by low-calorie diets and unhealthy eating habits.

Getting Help & Support
Where to seek help.

Does Your Friend Have An Eating Disorder?

If you suspect that one of your friends – a teenage girlfriend for instance – suffers from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, think carefully before keeping it secret. These disordered eating problems do not disappear by themselves: they require expert attention.

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