What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

Starving & other. The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting.
death. Ryan multiple consequences leading to increased mortality include hypokalemia or low potassium followed by cardiac arrhythmia or abnormal rhythm of the heart usually followed by death.

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Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

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. Read more...
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? Read more...

What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

That depends. On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. Read more...