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eating disorders not eating at all?

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Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
15 years experience Psychiatry
It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality.
Answered on Jun 13, 2014
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