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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fad diet

No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated.

In brief: Fad diet

No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are very serious mental illness called: eating disorders.
They're serious because untreated cases can be fatal. In fact, there is a 25% mortality rate for untreated eating disorders, which means one out of four people (mostly females)-will die from their eating disorder. These aren't "fads" and they aren't "diets.".

In brief: No

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are very serious mental illness called: eating disorders.
They're serious because untreated cases can be fatal. In fact, there is a 25% mortality rate for untreated eating disorders, which means one out of four people (mostly females)-will die from their eating disorder. These aren't "fads" and they aren't "diets.".
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Diets

Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle.
Anorexia and bulimia are psychiatric syndromes that are not considered fads and require specialized treatment plans.

In brief: Diets

Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle.
Anorexia and bulimia are psychiatric syndromes that are not considered fads and require specialized treatment plans.
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