Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are treatable psychiatric disorders marked by extreme behaviors, beliefs and attitudes concerning food, weight and body image. Eating disorders impact negatively on the quality of life for sufferers and can lead to serious physical health problems if left untreated.

Symptoms of an eating disorder may include: 
  • Inadequate food intake 
  • Excessively thin appearance 
  • Binge eating 
  • Self esteem that's overly related to body image 
  • Use of laxatives and/or self-induced vomiting to prevent weight gain 
  • Obsession with weight and intense fear of weight gain 
  • Excessive exercise 
  • Social withdrawal