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What are eating disorders?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 3 main types

Binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.

In brief: 3 main types

Binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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