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what are eating disorders?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
When eating disrupts: Any time something that is normal becomes disruptive in a person's life for any significant period of time it can qualify as a disorder and might need intervention medically or psychologically. Eating problems are common medically and psychologically. Most common are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and those associated with those two. Severe medical illness almost always causes appetite loss.
Answered on Nov 5, 2014
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
21 years experience Child Psychiatry
3 main types: Binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.
Answered on Apr 29, 2014
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
5 signs to watch for: You may have an eating disorder if you answer yes to two or more of the following: 1) do you force yourself to vomit because you're uncomfortably full? 2) do you worry that you've lost control over how much you eat? 3) have you lost >14 lbs in a 3 month period? 4) do you believe you're fat when others think you are too thin? 5) does thinking about food dominate your life? (from aarp magazine).
Answered on Apr 23, 2014
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