The definition of an eating disorder as any a wide variety of psychological disorders involving characteristics or habits related to irregular eating patterns.
Eating disorders usually arise from a negative or distorted self-image and are serious emotional and physical issues that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Types of eating disorders include those such as Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders, etc.
There are many signs that can help signify an eating disorder. Signs may include: a refusal to eat/denial of hunger, an intense fear of gaining weight, a negative or distorted self- image, excessive exercise, a flat mood or lack of emotion. It is important recognize symptoms or possible signs of eating disorders in yourself or other individuals. If you find someone that is struggling with an eating disorder, there are many types of way that you can help. Specialists are trained to help with eating disorders because they may dangerous but they are curable.« Back to Glossary Index