Accession Number PB2013-106100
Title Eating Disorders.
Publication Date 2011
Media Count 14p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, the urge to eat less or more spiraled out of control. Severe distress or concern about body weight or shape may also characterize an eating disorder. Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses. They frequently coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders. Other symptoms, described in the next section can become life-threatening if a person does not receive treatment. People with anorexia nervosa are 18 times more likely to die early compared with people of similar age in the general population.
Keywords Anorexia nervosa
Binge eating
Bulimia nervosa
Diets
Eating disorders
Illness
Prevention
Symptoms
Treatment


 
Source Agency National Institutes of Health
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57L - Nutrition
57T - Psychiatry
92B - Psychology
Corporate Author National Inst. of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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