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Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa & Anorexia Athletica

What Is Anorexia? Anorexia nervosa and anorexia athletica are two forms of a kind of mental illness called an eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is usually referred to as ‘anorexia,’ while the other form of the illness is called ‘anorexia athletica.’ The American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognizes anorexia as an eating disorder, but the organization modified the […]

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Exercise Addiction Signs and Symptoms

When people hear the phrase “exercise addiction,” it’s easy for some to dismiss it. After all, exercise is healthy, and it’s impossible to be too healthy, right?

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Eating Disorder Risk Factors: Causes & Risks

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder at some time in their lives. If you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, learning about the most common eating disorder risk factors can help you determine whether there may be […]

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Dangers of Bulimia: What Are the Effects of Being Bulimic?

Any psychiatric disorder can disrupt a person’s well-being. Eating disorders, like bulimia, are especially destructive because they affect both emotional and physical health. Early intervention is critical because some long-term effects of bulimia can be permanent. Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder that involves binging and purging. Binge eating – Involves eating large […]

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Binge Eating Signs & Symptoms: Do I Have Binge Eating Disorder?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recognized binge eating disorder as a distinct eating disorder for the first time with the release of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition. In prior editions, it was categorized in Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified.1 For those struggling with binge eating disorder, this felt like a triumph […]

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