EATING DISORDERS

WHAT WE KNOW

Anorexia nervosa sufferers intentionally starve themselves. Left untreated, anorexia nervosa can result in death or permanent physical, emotional, and psychological damage.

Bulimia sufferers follow a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vomiting or other "purging" behaviors to control their weight.

Binge eating disorder sufferers have episodes of uncontrolled eating (bingeing).   Unlike bulimics, however, those suffering from binge eating disorders do not purge their bodies of excess food.

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