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Negativity, Social Awkwardness Common in Women With Eating Disorders

Recent evidence from a team of Swedish researchers indicates that women with eating disorders other than anorexia have personality traits that largely distinguish them from the general population. Personality traits are the mixtures of long-term thought and behavioral tendencies that help differentiate human beings from each other. These traits develop in childhood and adolescence before…

teen with bulimia signs

Recognizing and Treating Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a recurring pattern of binge eating followed by either purging with laxatives, diuretics or self-induced vomiting, or through extreme dieting. It is a mental health disorder, meaning that recovery from the illness will require not only behavior modification but also a focus on improved emotional health.

woman sitting on sidewalk showing signs of EDNOS

EDNOS: the Silent Killer

Anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders almost everyone has heard of. They can wreck lives, leaving a host of physical and psychological damage. Sometimes these eating disorders are fatal. But the eating disorder that kills most often is little known. It’s both more common than the other disorders and more deadly. It used to be…