What Are Eating Disorders?

 January 29, 2021

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  1. […] Eating disorders (ED) are serious mental illnesses related to one’s relationship to food and eating behaviours that interferes with many aspects of their lives such as thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, body and relationships. EDs have the highest rate of mortality of any mental disorders and need to be taken very seriously. EDs have specific diagnosis criteria establish in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) from American Psychiatrist Association. EDs can only be diagnosed by a physician or psychiatrist. There are 5 types of ED: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Avoidant and Restrictive Food Intake Disorder and Unspecified ED. To learn more about the specifics – check out this article on ED. […]

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