A 21-year-old member asked:
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are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
53 years experience Psychiatry
Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating.
Answered on Dec 30, 2016
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
The short answer is: There is also a variety of pateints diagnosed with eating disorder not potherwise specified. Besides this the three you mentioned have individual varition depending on each patient. Why do you ask? What would you lilke to know? Maybe a local consultaion would help you?
Answered on May 8, 2016
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