Featured Eating Disorders Articles
Descriptions of Featured Eating Disorders Articles
There are three main types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. This eMedTV article explains the risk factors, symptoms, and treatments for the most common eating disorders.
People who are anorexic may exercise compulsively and obsess over their weight. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at anorexia, including signs of this eating disorder, possible causes, and treatment options.
Anorexia nervosa is a condition in which a person believes that he or she is fat -- even when very thin. This eMedTV article discusses this eating disorder in detail, including symptoms, associated health risks, and treatment options.
An eating disorder (an inappropriate eating behavior) is a complex, often chronic, disease. This eMedTV article talks about anorexia, bulimia, and other types of the disease. It also discusses possible causes and treatment options.
Binge eating is more than just occasionally overeating. As this portion of the eMedTV library explains, it's a serious condition in which a person eats excessive amounts of food regularly. Symptoms and treatment methods are also discussed.
Symptoms of Eating Disorders
This eMedTV article explains that signs and symptoms of eating disorders can include vomiting, avoiding food, and overeating compulsively. The specific symptoms vary by type, but they all involve an unhealthy preoccupation with food and weight.
Cause of Eating Disorder
As this eMedTV resource explains, no one knows what actually causes an eating disorder, but personality, body image, and genetics may play a role. This segment discusses the factors that may contribute to a person developing an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Statistics
Statistics show that eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. And, as this eMedTV article points out, they are being diagnosed at younger ages than before. This article provides a wide range of statistics on eating disorders.
Causes of Eating Disorders
As this eMedTV segment explains, the specific causes of eating disorders are unknown, but risk factors may involve personality factors, genetics, and biochemistry. This article describes in detail these risk factors and limited research findings.
Eating Disorder Treatment
Therapy, medicines, and nutritional counseling are all parts of a successful eating disorder treatment plan. This eMedTV article describes these various treatment options and includes links to treatments for specific eating disorders, like anorexia.
Binge Eating Disorder
People with binge eating disorder will eat large quantities of food, even when already full or not hungry. This eMedTV article offers a detailed overview of this condition and explains why it is the most common eating disorder.
Men With Eating Disorders
Conditions like anorexia and bulimia do not just affect women; there are men with eating disorders, too. This eMedTV segment explains how eating disorders differ in women and men, as well as how more awareness of symptoms in men is needed.
Compulsive Eating Disorder
As this eMedTV article explains, people with compulsive eating disorder (probably the most common eating disorder) will eat large amounts of food even if they are already full or not hungry. This article offers an in-depth look at this eating disorder.
Male Eating Disorders
As this eMedTV article explains, an estimated 5 to 35 percent of people with eating disorders are male, and they experience many of the same problems as females. This section of the Web site provides detailed information on male eating disorders.
Stop Binge Eating
People don't often end binge eating on their own -- in most cases, treatment is needed. This page of the eMedTV library describes methods used to help people stop binge eating, including therapy, nutritional counseling, and medication.
Types of Eating Disorders
A few of the eating disorders that many people are familiar with include anorexia and bulimia. This part of the eMedTV library discusses these disorders and other types of eating disorders, such as EDNOS and disordered eating.
What Are Eating Disorders?
As this eMedTV article explains, eating disorders are serious medical problems often stemming from psychological problems. This selection from the archives offers an overview of these inappropriate behaviors, including symptoms and treatment.
Binge Eating Disorder Treatment
As this eMedTV article explains, treating binge eating disorder involves ending episodes of binge eating through methods such as psychotherapy and nutritional counseling. This page explains a few of the most common treatment methods.
Eating Disorder Prevention
As this eMedTV page explains, there is no guaranteed way to prevent an eating disorder, but setting a good example for your child is an excellent start. This page covers offers some prevention tips and explains the importance of early intervention.