With weight loss or avoiding weight gain as the primary goal, bulimia drives many women (and a few men) to take drastic measures to attain an “ideal” body weight. According to Harvard Health Publications, an estimated one out of every 100 women will develop bulimia in their lifetime, whereas bulimia rates for men equal one-tenth….
Eating Disorder Treatment Finder – Find help and treatment for eating disorders including support groups, therapists, nutritionists and counselors who care.
Eating Disorder Referral – A comprehensive database of eating disorder treatment providers and support specialists who provide effective treatment for bulimia and anorexia.
National Eating Disorders Association – Find help & support online and get help for binge eating, bulimia, anorexia or other eating disorders.
Overeaters Anonymous – A national support group for those who suffer from overeating and binge eating.
Eating Disorders Anonymous – Find support and group meetings with other people in your area who also suffer from eating disorders.
National Eating Disorders Association – Find treatment and recovery support options at NEDA.
Mayo Clinic on Eating Disorders – Understanding the treatment options and details pertaining to eating disorders.
National Institute of Mental Health – Information from the NIH on eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Treatment – Rogers Memorial Hospital guide to effective eating disorder treatment.
TeensHealth from Nemours – Eating disorders information and how bulimia, anorexia or other eating disorders affect children and teens.
Anorexia Nervosa – Mayo Clinic guide to anorexia nervosa including the signs, symptoms, risks and treatment options.
University of Maryland Medical Center – Medical encyclopedia details on anorexia.
National Library of Medicine – Causes, symptoms and treatment for anorexia nervosa.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – All about anorexia and finding help for eating disorders.
Mayo Clinic – Bulimia nervosa information including symptoms, causes, complications and treatment.
Women’s Health – Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, bulimia fact sheet.
Medline Plus – U.S. National Library of Medicine information on bulimia including the signs, symptoms and treatment for bulimia.
Binge Eating Disorder – Mayo Clinic guide to symptoms, causes and complications associated with binge eating.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders – Binge eating disorder fact sheet.
Nemours Teens Health – Binge eating and the effects that binge eating disorder has on teens.
Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet – Women’s Health guide to the causes, consequences and treatment of binge eating disorder in women.
Eating disorders frequently appear first during the teen years, but may develop during childhood or at any time of life. Eating disorders can be caused by genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors. Girls are more than two and a half times as likely as boys to have an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include….
According to the world renowned Mayo Clinic the definition of Anorexia Nervosa (Anorexia) is: “an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat” (Mayo Definition). Anorexia can cause unrealistic expectations of body type and a distorted view of body image, causing Anorexia suffers to starve themselves trying to….
Binge eating disorder is a dangerous mental health disorder marked by eating large amounts of food, frequently, and with no control over quantities or frequencies. Mental health disorders such as binge eating can lead to multiple health risks and are often a sign of underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. Unlike bulimia….
Hardships of Bulimia According to the National Eating Disorders Association, bulimia is a serious and potentially life-threatening eating disorder. Bulimia is characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors, which include self-induced vomiting to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Bulimia is a devastating eating disorder that will have numerous negative….
About Eating Disorders and Treatment Most eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia revolve around a person’s distorted body image of their self. People who have eating disorders commonly feel as though they are not attractive or need to lose weight, even if they are extremely below weight. Eating disorders can cause numerous health complications….
The Dangers of Anorexia Anorexia is an eating disorder that can result in a person losing vital nutrients they need for good health, and in a person losing bone mass. People who suffer from anorexia commonly have a distorted body image of their self, and frequently will not consume a healthy amount of food, if….
A potentially new form of an eating disorder has people cutting calories to enjoy alcohol without the weight gain. Summer has arrived. As students diet and exercise to get into swimsuit shape, an extension of an eating disorder called drunkorexia makes headlines. Drunkorexia, a non-medical term, was coined by the media. It refers to “people….