Eating Disorders

  1. Anorexia Nervosa in Children

    Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

  2. Beating an Eating Disorder

    Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia have risen steadily to affect nearly 10 million women (and 1 million men).

  3. Bulimia Nervosa in Adolescents

    Bulimia nervosa is defined as uncontrolled episodes of overeating (bingeing) usually followed by self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, enemas, or medications in an attempt to control weight.

  4. Understanding Eating Disorders

    At least 8 million people in the U.S. are living with an eating disorder. The overwhelming majority – about 90 percent – are female.

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