Medical Dictionary: Atypical eating disorders


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Atypical eating disorders: Another name for Disordered Eating.
Atypical eating disorders (condition): Unusual and troubled eating habits

Atypical eating disorders: 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

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Fact Sheet Eating Disorders: NWHIC

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