Eating disorders

Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that can threaten your health or even your life. They include:

  • Anorexia nervosa: Individuals believe they’re fat even when they’re dangerously thin and restrict their eating to the point of starvation.     

  • Bulimia nervosa: Individuals eat excessive amounts of food, then purge by making themselves vomit or using laxatives.  

  • Binge eating: Individuals have out-of-control eating patterns, but don’t purge. 

Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology

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