Eating is controlled by many factors, including appetite, food availability, family, peer and cultural practices, and attempts at voluntary control. Dieting to a body weight leaner than needed for health is highly promoted by current fashion trends, sales campaigns for special foods, and in many activities and professions. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as "purging" unwanted calories through self induced vomiting, exercising or laxative and diuretic abuse. Feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape, size or weight are common.
Eating disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior; rather, they are real, treatable medical illnesses in which certain maladaptive patterns of eating take on a life of their own. The main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating (compulsive overeating) disorder. Eating disorders frequently develop during adolescence or early adulthood, but some reports indicate their onset can occur during childhood or later in adulthood.
Eating disorders frequently co-occur with other psychiatric disorders such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. In addition, people who suffer from eating disorders can experience a wide range of physical health complications, including serious heart conditions, diabetes and kidney failure which may ultimately lead to death. Recognition of eating disorders as real and treatable diseases, therefore, is critically important and speaking with an experienced therapist can be the first step to regaining control and learning healthy eating behaviors.
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