EATING DISORDERS

NAMI states that 1 in every 20 people will be affected by an eating disorder at some time in their lives.

An eating disorder is a mental health condition that affects how individuals feel about food, eating, and themselves, impacting their eating behavior.Eating disorders are the most fatal mental health disorder, given their effects on physical health

TYPES OF EATING DISORDERS

ANOREXIA NERVOSA

BULIMIA NERVOSA

BINGE-EATING DISORDER

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LIMITED FOOD INTAKE

FEAR OF BEING “FAT” EVEN IF OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT THINK THEY ARE “FAT”

DIFFICULTY WITH BODY IMAGE

EXCESSIVE BEHAVIORS INTENDED TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN, SUCH AS WORKING OUT EXCESSIVELY OR PURGING (E.G., VOLUNTARILY THROWING UP OR USING LAXATIVES)

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HELPING TO UNDERSTAND THOUGHTS, EMOTIONS, AND BEHAVIORS THAT ARE TRIGGERING

HELPING TO DEVELOP COPING SKILLS

COORDINATING CARE WITH OTHER SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS WHEN NEEDED

MORE INFORMATION ON EATING DISORDERS

TYPES OF EATING DISORDERS

ANOREXIA NERVOSA: PEOPLE WITH THIS EATING DISORDER LIMIT THEIR FOOD INTAKE, FEAR BEING “FAT”, EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR BODY IMAGE, AND WEIGH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN WHAT IS CONSIDERED NORMAL FOR THEIR AGE AND HEIGHT

BULIMIA NERVOSA: PEOPLE WITH BULIMIA NERVOSA BINGE EAT AND ENGAGE IN BEHAVIORS INTENDED TO PREVENT WEIGHT GAIN , SUCH AS WORKING OUT A LOT OR PURGING. PEOPLE WITH BULIMIA NERVOSA CAN BE ANY WEIGHT

BINGE-EATING DISORDER: PEOPLE WITH BINGE-EATING DISORDER HAVE RECURRENT EPISODES OF BINGE EATING, WHEN THEY FEEL OUT OF CONTROL WHILE EATING LARGE AMOUNTS OF FOOD IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME

WARNING SIGNS OF AN EATING DISORDER

  • IF A PERSON PURGES OFTEN THEY MAY EXPERIENCE ONGOING SORE THROATS, TOOTH DECAY, INTESTINAL PROBLEMS, OR SEVERE DEHYDRATION
  • EATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN NORMAL
  • EATING UNTIL UNCOMFORTABLY FULL
  • EATING LARGE AMOUNTS OF FOOD WHEN NOT HUNGRY
  • EATING ALONE BECAUSE OF FEELING EMBARRASSED
  • FEELING DISGUSTED WITH THEMSELVES, DEPRESSED, OR GUILTY