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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. Eating disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are serious, treatable medical conditions in which certain patterns of eating take on a life of their own.
The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
recommended reading

These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.

Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Anger and Hostility
Depression in Children and Adolescents
Healthy Eating
Healthy Eating in Children
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Smoking Cessation
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Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

Academy for Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders
Harvard Eating Disorders Center
MEDLINEplus—Eating Disorders
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

Angustia y trastorno de pánico - [Anxiety and Panic Disorder]
Depresión - [Depression]
Problemas de salud mental - [Mental Health Problems]
Trastornos de la alimentación - [Eating Disorders]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015

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