While some people may think that an eating disorder is something akin to a lifestyle choice, the reality is that eating disorders are serious mental health disorders that can be fatal if not addressed.
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder all involve distortions surrounding eating behavior and weight regulation. They are not discrete disorders, but are often accompanied by a variety of adverse problems, from physiological to psychological. An eating disorder might begin inconspicuously, but at some point, eating habits get out of control. People begin to experience real distress or excessive concern about body weight and appearance, or they go to extremes in trying to manage their diet.
Eating disorders affect all genders, and frequently appear during the teen years or young adulthood—though both children and adults can have and eating disorder also.
Feel free to browse this section about specific eating disorders, and when you’re ready to discuss treatment, please contact us at 888-298-4673 and ask how you can get started on our Pathway for eating disorders program.
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