Eating Disorders

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Behaviors surrounding eating and exercise are not always an obvious addiction. Furthermore, disordered eating may occur outside the criteria of a clinical diagnosis such as Anorexia Nervosa (AN) Bulimia Nervosa (BN), or Binge Eating Disorder (BED).

Disordered eating that falls outside the strict guidelines for a clinical diagnosis may be difficult to identify. Of course there are instances where strict guidelines for diet and exercise are part of a health or training routine and not indicative of an addiction or disorder. The point at which these symptoms begin to impact one’s quality of life is when the behavior indicates the need for change that an intervention can offer. 

Disordered eating that does not fall under these specific criteria may include any of the following:

  • Anxiety around certain food types
  • Meal skipping
  • Frequent and obsessive dieting
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Rituals and routines around eating
  • Guilt and shame about food and eating
  • Body image issues
  • Restricted eating and binging/fasting

*Information contained on this site is intended as a general overview and is NOT to be used as medical advice. Always consult with your physician for medical guidance about symptoms and diagnoses.*

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