National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is still going strong. Here is what you need to know about eating disorders:
Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Click on the National Eating Disorder Assoication (NEDA) links below to learn more about the different types of eating disorders, their health consequences, and their symptoms.
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (ED-NOS)
Other, less known, types of disordered eating that are yet to be clinically classified:
Recovery from these disorders is long, difficult and often expensive, but it is achievable and there are many options available.
If you think you may be struggling with an eating disorder, NEDA offers this free, confidential and anonymous screening tool online.
If you or a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder there is help available - you can call the NEDA toll free, confidential Helpline, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm, EST: 1-800-931-2237 or chat with a NEDA volunteer online.
Here is more information on the NEDA website regarding finding help & support.
References & Resources: www.NationalEatingDisorders.org