4 Things You Should Know About Eating Disorders

As with any illness, eating disorders are complex and multi-varied. However, there are a few key things you should know about them.

4 Things You Should Know About Eating Disorders

By Teen Rehab

  • Connection to Compulsive Exercise

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    Eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia, are often linked to compulsive exercising, but not exclusively.

  • Different Ends of the Spectrum

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    There are different types of eating disorders where a person will eat too little (anorexia), too much (binge eating), or make themselves sick (bulimia). Overeating and under-eating are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

  • Co-ocurring Disorders

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    People living with an eating disorder are often subject to other mental illnesses, most commonly depression and anxiety.

  • Health Complications

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    Eating disorders will lead to poor health, including malnourishment and obesity. They can also cause long-term medical problems, such as diabetes, heart failure/attack, seizure, and deterioration of bones and muscles.

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