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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Eating Disorders (Overview)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating.


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How have the definition of eating disorders changed?

How have the definition of eating disorders changed?

Wider definition: The definitions of eating disorders have changed over time.. More men are diagnosed with these problems now. More subtle eating restrictions (like diets with no medical purpose) are now seen as eating disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
842 doctors shared insights

Eating Disorders (Overview)

Eating disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating.


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How does eating disorder treatment work? What does the psychiatrist do with the patient?

How does eating disorder treatment work?  What does the psychiatrist do with the patient?

Eating DO: Help them build self esteem, confidence & self worth. Medications used to treat underlying depression or anxiety. ...Read more

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Eating disorders (Tip)

Eating disorders

See a professional for counseling. Many eating disorders require lifelong therapy. ...See more

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Is nonstop xs eating a symptom of eating disorder?

Is nonstop xs eating a symptom of eating disorder?

It can be: When eating is out of control frequently it is one of the symptoms of buiimia nervosa, other symptoms include purging, obsession with weight and shape, and irregular menstrual periods, . ...Read more

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What are the warning signs, symptoms of eating disorders?

Preoccupation: Eating disorders share a preoccupation with food, either consuming, restricting or purging it. ...Read more

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Eating disorders (Tip)

Eating disorders

Myth: eating disorders are a matter of vanity or a way to get attention. ...See more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if the diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting micronutrients
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What are some early signs of eating disorders?

Preoccupation: Eating disorders share a preoccupation with food, either consuming, restricting or purging it. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

No: Self induced vomiting is the most common method to compensate for binge eating episodes in the purging type of bulimia nervosa. Others include misuse of laxatives. Diuretics, enemas. However there are other methods of compensating which include excessive exercise and fasting classified as the nonpurging type. ...Read more

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