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Fri Aug 18, 2017, 02:28 PM

What are "Eating Disorders"?


from the above article, National Institute of Mental Health

First..What is .. The National Institute of Mental Health?..The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)..


There is a commonly held view that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice. Eating disorders are actually serious and often fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a personís eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.

If you link to the above article you will find information on the following: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Anorexia.. is not eating and becoming very weak and thin, because no matter how much you weigh, it is too much and you are too fat..(yes people very underweight think they are too fat) ...Bulimia....is eating a whole lot of food, then throwing it up on purpose, and eating some more and repeating this behavior...Binge eating...huge amounts of food at once...more and more, no matter what kind of food...Additional characteristics and information at the above link.

In addition, symptoms and remedies are discussed at length. If you suspect that someone has one of these disorders, this is an excellent research tool to obtain additional information. There is a free booklet that one can order, and several links to videos that one can watch.. Also there is a list of sources for additional information that one can obtain....Finally and perhaps most important, the information at this site is extremely reliable and honest. This is a site of the National Institute of Mental Health, and aims to be specific, honest and easy to understand.

Millions of people in the United States have these disorders and this site hopes to inform us about what they are, and remedies and additional information concerning them.

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