Eating disorders are serious disturbances in eating patterns and attitude. In the United States, millions of people develop some form of eating disorder. The most common include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Disordered Eating, and Eating Disorder not Otherwise Specified (ENDOS). The consequences of an eating disorder can be severe, lifelong and life threatening. Relationships, occupational functioning and physical and emotional health are impaired.
Although the symptom pattern vary, eating disorders initially develop coping mechanisms in response to overwhelming emotions, conflicts and/or life's other stresses.
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