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Understanding Eating Disorders

Information regarding anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and related issues.
  1. A Day in the Life of Someone With an Eating Disorder (3)
  2. Associated Problems & Co-Occurring Disorders (9)
  3. Medical Complications and Consequences of Eating Disorders (4)

What is an Eating Disorder?
An overview of the types of eating disorders and their characteristic symptoms.

The Road to Recovery
The path to full recovery from an eating disorder can be a difficult and long journey. It is important for everyone involved to have realistic expectations.

The Binge-Purge Cycle
The binge-purge cycle is a predictable pattern of thoughts, behaviors and emotions. Understanding it is the first step to stopping it.

What Factors Influence Recovery in Anorexia?
Given that the outcome of anorexia nervosa is highly variable, researchers have been looking at what factors are predictive of either full recovery or chronic illness.

Impulsivity in Bulimia Nervosa
Impulsivity is a personality characteristic often seen alongside the eating disorder bulimia nervosa. Learn more about how these two issues are related and how it impacts sufferers.

Six Signs You're Overexercising
Although many people want (and may need) to exercise more, some people suffer from compulsive exercising - which can be a symptom of an eating disorder or other issue.

Perfectionism in Anorexia Nervosa
Perfectionism has long been associated with anorexia nervosa. Learn more about this personality trait and how it is related to eating disorders.

Consequences of Compulsive Exercise
Compulsive or overexercising can lead to many physical complications and potentially even death. Learn more about this problem and what can happen when you're working out too much.

Seven Signs You May Be a Perfectionis
Perfectionism is a personality trait that many people struggle with and is closely linked to a variety of mental health problems including eating disorders. Learn more about whether or not you are a perfectionist.

8 Signs Your Impulsivity May Be a Problem
Impulsivity is a personality characteristic that has been linked to bulimia nervosa. Unfortunately, impulsivity can result in many dangerous and negative consequences.

Medical Complications of Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is literally a disease of self-starvation. Learn more about how it affects the body.

A Day in the Life of an Anorexic
A fictional account of the day to day experience of someone with anorexia nervosa.

Medical Complications of Bulimia Nervosa
Medical complications of bulimia are common and can be potentially deadly. Learn more about what people with bulimia are at risk for.

A Day in the Life of a Bulimic
A fictional account of the day-to-day experience of someone suffering from bulimia nervosa.

A Day in the Life of a Binge Eater
A fictional account of the day-to-day experience of someone suffering from binge eating disorder.

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