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Eating Disorders Resource Center [web resource]

While eating disorders can affect people of all ages, teens and young adults are often most susceptible. In addition to biological and psychological risk factors, middle and high school students are highly influenced by peer pressure, the thin ideal set by the media, and the desire to be popular. Read more ›

Eating Disorders: Types, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Eating disorders are serious mental health disorders. They involve severe problems with your thoughts about food and your eating behaviors. You may eat much less or much more than you need.

Eating disorders are medical conditions; they are not a lifestyle choice. They affect your body’s ability to get proper nutrition. This can lead to health issues, such as heart and kidney problems, or sometimes even death. But there are treatments that can help. Read more ›


Eating Disorders — Anorexia, Binge Eating, and Bulimia

eatingdisorders571Eating disorders involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors involving weight and food. Read more ›


What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders


There is a commonly held misconception that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Read more ›

Eating Disorders: About More Than Food [downloadable]

Has your urge to eat less or more food spiraled out of control?

Are you overly concerned about your outward appearance?

If so, you may have an eating disorder.

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