Types of Eating Disorders
Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder that involves self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
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.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) involves getting too little food due to either a lack of interest in eating or a distaste for certain smells, tastes, colors, textures, or temperatures. ARFID can cause malnutrition, weight loss, and difficulty eating with others.