Eating Disorders

Assessment, Intervention, Case Management

Disordered eating can be characterized as having extreme behaviors, beliefs and emotions regarding food and weight issues. These set of behaviors and beliefs have a serious negative effect in all areas of the affected person’s life.

The most typical types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. People suffering from eating disorders can experience an array of physical problems including damage to the digestive system, major organ damage and skeletal and joint problems.

Symptoms of an eating disorder may include:

  • Skipping meals
  • Restriction of food intake or binge eating
  • Excessive preoccupation with healthy eating or nutrition
  • Eating separately or eating different meals from the family
  • Decreased social involvement
  • Distorted body image
  • Use of diet pills, supplements or laxatives for weight loss
  • Extreme and frequent exercise
  • Dental problems related to vomiting
  • Frequent use of the bathroom
  • Eating alone or hiding food
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