Guide To Eating Disorders
An eating disorder is not simply a bad
eating habit, it is a serious medical condition which requires professional
care. The patient's attitude to food is driven by emotional factors,
rather than appetite or body image. The three main eating disorders
are anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder,
although some symptoms are common to all three. Teenage girls are especially
at risk. Treatment for anorectics, bulimics and binge eaters involves
parents as well as health care professionals. Book mark this page for
general advice about the most common eating problems facing adolescents,
teens and adults.
Warning signs, causes, medical problems and treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
Causes, consequences and treatment of Bulimia Nervosa
Causes, problems and management of Binge Eating Disorder
Eating Disorders in Teens
Prevention and recognition of disordered eating patterns in children
Questions about Eating Disorders
FAQs about the meaning, recognition, causes and treatment of the main
Statistics on Eating Disorders
Various US, Canadian & UK Statistics on Eating Disorders
Guide To Food Cravings
How to reduce your craving for sweet foods and others.
Caused by low-calorie diets and unhealthy eating habits.
Getting Help & Support
Where to seek help.
Does Your Friend Have
An Eating Disorder?
If you suspect that one of your friends - a teenage girlfriend for instance
- suffers from anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, think carefully before
keeping it secret. These disordered eating problems do not disappear
by themselves: they require expert attention.