Bulimia, anorexia, overeating
Here's a brief overview of the three main types of eating disorders:
Bulimia - This is typically characterized by regular episodes of binge eating followed by vomiting, starvation and use of laxatives or diuretics to rid the body of “excess” weight.
Anorexia - A terror of weight gain is fuelled by a self-imposed starvation regime. Teenage anorexia in girls is widely publicized but it can also afflict young children, older adults, boys and men.
Overeating - The sufferer may not be significantly overweight or underweight, but is controlled to a large extent by his or her relationship with food.
Eating as a way to comfort yourself
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