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What are the most common types of eating disorders?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several
I agree with my colleagues about anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating associated with depression.
But i'd also include compulsive overeating in our groupings here. Anorexia & bulimia don't have 12-step groups associated with them, but overeaters anonymous is such a group. Maybe this attests to the very wide need for help with compulsive overeating?

In brief: Several
I agree with my colleagues about anorexia, bulimia, and disordered eating associated with depression.
But i'd also include compulsive overeating in our groupings here. Anorexia & bulimia don't have 12-step groups associated with them, but overeaters anonymous is such a group. Maybe this attests to the very wide need for help with compulsive overeating?
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Four types
Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder are the clinically diagnosable eating disorders.
Other disorders such as Orthorexia and night eating syndrome are subclinical. Any disordered eating may cause emotional distress and physical complications. Eating disorders are treatable with appropriate psychological and (sometimes) medical intervention.

In brief: Four types
Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder are the clinically diagnosable eating disorders.
Other disorders such as Orthorexia and night eating syndrome are subclinical. Any disordered eating may cause emotional distress and physical complications. Eating disorders are treatable with appropriate psychological and (sometimes) medical intervention.
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
Dr. Nina Savelle-rocklin
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Those in depression
The large numbers of mood disorder patients & the fact that so many of them develop altered appetites one might say that is the largest group.
If the category " eating disorders" is strictly followed, most common are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and their related syndromes. Most are young women making them vulnerable over a long period of time to serious health & psychosocial consequences.

In brief: Those in depression
The large numbers of mood disorder patients & the fact that so many of them develop altered appetites one might say that is the largest group.
If the category " eating disorders" is strictly followed, most common are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and their related syndromes. Most are young women making them vulnerable over a long period of time to serious health & psychosocial consequences.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Eating do
In brief: Eating do
Anorexia & bulimia.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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