What Are the Different Causes to Eating Disorders?
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What Are Some Common Types of Eating of Disorders?
Eating disorders can affect people at any age, and they each bring with them their own set of unique symptoms to watch out for. Due to the many varying causes to eating disorders, taking note of symptoms in either yourself or a loved one is imperative. Some of the common types of eating disorders include:
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Anorexia nervosa typically develops in teens and young adults. It is also more likely to affect women than men. People with anorexia often view themselves as overweight even if they are not. This leads to many unhealthy habits, such as under eating and overexercising.
Bulimia nervosa often develops during adolescence and early adulthood. It is more common in men than women. People with the disorder will eat an unusually large amount of food at one time. Then, they will purge through vomiting, fasting, laxatives, or excessive exercise.
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder involves eating large amounts of food rapidly at one time. However, unlike bulimia, there is no purging involved.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
What Are the Main Causes to Eating Disorders?
Other Mental Disorders
You may develop an eating disorder due to symptoms of another mental health disorder. For example, if you are dealing with stress or anxiety, you may get comfort from food or from the sense of control you get from not eating. People may also develop an eating disorder due to obsessive-compulsive disorder.1
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How to Get Help for Eating Disorders at Alternative Options
The therapist will determine the potential causes to eating disorders and address them at their root. They will provide a variety of treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy, self-esteem or body image groups, family therapy, and more.
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