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About Eating Disorders
Eating disorders -- such as anorexia and bulimia -- are one of the main health issues that young women today face. A few of the most common symptoms of eating disorders include avoiding food (anorexia), vomiting to purge food from the body (bulimia), and compulsive overeating (binge-eating disorder). But did you know that eating disorders are on the rise around the world, not just in the United States? Or that hundreds of thousands of boys (not just girls) have eating disorders?
Welcome to the Eating Disorders Health Channel by eMedTV. We hope that you will find this channel to be a useful resource on a broad range of topics related to eating disorders. Whether you would like information about the different types of eating disorders, how many people they affect, or their common symptoms, you will find the information you need here. And whether you are a parent who is concerned about possible symptoms of an eating disorder in your child -- or are an adolescent struggling with an eating disorder and wondering where to turn to for help -- you will also find this channel to be a useful resource. On this channel, you will find detailed information about the types, causes, and symptoms of eating disorders -- as well as how they can be diagnosed and treated.
You can begin your eMedTV eating disorders experience by clicking on any of the featured eating disorders links on this page. You can also begin by clicking on the health topics listed to the left or by using the search box at the top of the page. We also have Health Channels that cover information specifically about bulimia and anorexia. To visit these, click on either of the following links -- Anorexia
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Types of Eating Disorders
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