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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding eating disorders and related issues.

How Common Are Eating Disorders?
The prevalence of eating disorders.

Where Can I Find Eating Disorder Treatment?
Deciding to seek treatment for an eating disorder is a huge step and the process of finding the right therapist and/or treatment center for you can seem overwhelming. Here are resources to help.

Can Eating Disorders Be Prevented?
There is some controversy about whether or not eating disorders can be prevented. The short answer is "It's Complicated."

What is Normal Eating?
What is normal eating? And, are you doing it? Use these eight guidelines to determine if your eating is normal or if it could use some work.

What is the difference between binge eating and emotional overeating?
The terms binge eating and emotional overeating are sometimes used interchangeably but actually refer to two distinct issues.

Do Eating Disorders Affect Older Women?
One myth about eating disorders is that they only affect adolescents and young adults.

Can Men Develop Eating Disorders?
Contrary to popular belief, men can develop eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

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