What is an Eating Disorder (ED)?
Eating disorders are among diseases characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or anxiety about body weight or shape.
It can include inadequate or excessive food intake, which can ultimately damage a person’s comfort. The most common forms of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa. It includes binge eating disorder and affects both women and men.
Irregular eating problems can occur at any stage of age, but usually occur in adolescence or young adulthood. Proper treatment, classified as a psychological disorder, can be highly effective for many of certain types of eating disorders
Although these conditions are treatable, the symptoms and consequences can be detrimental and deadly if not addressed. Eating disorders commonly coexist with other conditions, such as anxiety disorders, substance abuse, or depression.