Eating Disorder

The cause of eating disorders are not clear and both biological, cultural, and emotional factors may play a role. An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterized by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming a preoccupation of one’s life. Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice or a diet. A diagnosis of an eating disorder usually involves one or more of the following: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or “other” which can include a variety of types of disordered eating. Eating Disorders can be life threatening, therefore seeking out a qualified mental health professional who specializes in ED is necessary for one to get the appropriate help they need.

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