Eating disorders often begin in teenage years. The cause of eating disorders can be individual and/or influenced by peer pressure, media, and societal expectations. Both males and females can develop eating disorders.

Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder that involves self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder that involves a cycle of binge eating (eating lots of food in a short period of time), feelings of regret, and then behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or make up for the effects of binge eating.

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge Eating Disorder is an eating disorder characterized by periods of extreme over-eating, but not followed by purging behaviors as in most cases of bulimia.