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Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by destructive eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape.

There is a frequently held view that eating disorder problems are simply lifestyle choice. Eating disorder problems are in fact significant and also potential fatal disorder that cause extreme disturbances to a person's food intake habits and overall wellbeing. Over obsession with food, body weight, and body shape may likewise indicate a form of eating disorder. Usual eating conditions include anorexia, bulimia nervosa, and also binge-eating disorder.

Eating Disorder Identification

The possibility for healing from an eating disorder increases the earlier the condition is identified and treated. As a result, it is necessary to be understand the typical warning signs of an eating condition.

An individual struggling with a problematic eating disorder won’t in most cases experience all of these symptoms at one time. However to some degree will experience a number of the signs and symptoms.


Behaviours commonly associated with an eating disorder could include:


Anorexia / Bulimia Nervosa

  • Adherence to strict diets, irrespective of weight / gain / loss
  • Habitual trips to the bathroom after eating
  • Binge eating large quantities of food
  • Storing of hoarding food
  • Consuming diet pills, laxatives or diuretics
  • Compulsive exercising for weight loss
  • Abuse of prescription stimulants and/or illicit stimulant drugs as appetite suppressants

Binge Eating Disorders

  • Consuming large quantities of food
  • Continues eating even when they are full
  • Consuming food quickly during "bingeing" episodes
  • Ongoing "dieting" with no specific weight loss
  • Eating alone or secretively
  • Storing or hoarding foods
  • Hiding food containers or other "evidence" of food binges

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