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Eating disorders include a range of conditions that can affect someone physically, psychologically and socially and are characterized by an abnormal attitude toward food. The most common of these conditions include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating. The cause of eating disorders is complex, if you are worried about a friend or family member, it can be difficult to know what to do. Although recovery can take a long time, treatment is available.

  • What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
    People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ?purge.? Learn more here.

  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): What to know
    Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a recently recognized eating disorder. People with ARFID stop growing and gaining weight as they do not eat enough calories.

  • Tips and more to help curb binge eating
    There are many strategies to help curb binge eating, including identifying and removing triggers, planning meals, and reducing stress. Learn more in this article.

  • What to know about pica
    Pica occurs when people crave and eat nonfood items. In some cases, this behavior can become harmful. This article describes what pica is, lists some possible causes, and explains how best to treat it.

  • How to induce vomiting: What to know
    Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here.

  • What different eating disorders are there?
    Eating disorders are conditions that involve disordered eating. Learn more about the different types of eating disorder and their associated symptoms and complications here.

  • Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia
    A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness.

  • Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD
    Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that can help treat ADHD. In this article, learn about how they work, as well as their possible side effects.

  • What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
    Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hypersexuality and the effects of the drug here.

  • How to get back on track after binge eating
    Many people overeat occasionally, but there are a number of different ways to get back on track. In this article, learn about what to do after binge eating to return to a healthful routine.

  • What causes a loss of appetite?
    Loss of appetite can have many causes, including short-term infections, psychological or mental health conditions, cancers, and certain medications. In this article, we look at the causes and symptoms of appetite loss, along with treatments and home remedies.

  • Is compulsive eating before a period normal?
    In the days before a period, it is common to eat compulsively. Some tips and strategies can help prevent these cravings. Learn more here.

  • What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
    Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person?s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body.

  • Brain study reveals why some people fail to stick to their diet
    A new study finds that greater gray matter volume in two regions of the brain is linked to greater ability to exercise self-control in food choices.

  • What are the signs of not eating enough?
    Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for undereating, as well as nine signs and symptoms to look out for.


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