Introduction: Disordered Eating


Disordered Eating: Unusual and troubled eating habits

Disordered Eating: Far more common and widespread than defined eating disorders are atypical eating disorders, or disordered eating. Disordered eating refers to troublesome eating behaviors, such as restrictive dieting, bingeing, or purging, which occur less frequently or are less severe than those required to meet the full criteria for the diagnosis of an eating disorder. Disordered eating can be changes in eating patterns that occur in relation to a stressful event, an illness, personal appearance, or in preparation for athletic competition. The 1997 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Study found that over 4% of students nationwide had taken laxatives, diet pills or had vomited either to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight.1

Researching symptoms of Disordered Eating: Further information about the symptoms of Disordered Eating is available including a list of symptoms of Disordered Eating, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Disordered Eating, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Disordered Eating: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Disordered Eating, underlying causes of Disordered Eating (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Disordered Eating: Various information is available about treatments available for Disordered Eating, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Disordered Eating: Research more detailed information about the causes of Disordered Eating, other possibly hidden causes of Disordered Eating, or other general information about Disordered Eating.

Statistics and Disordered Eating: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Disordered Eating, prevalence and incidence statistics for Disordered Eating, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC

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