Are you experiencing…
- Preoccupation with food
- Extreme dissatisfaction with body weight and image
- Internal/unexpressed anger toward self or others
Eating disorders were once thought to be diseases that affected the elite young females in the pre-adolescent to adolescent age group. However, studies show that eating disorders are prevalent at nearly the same rate between the two genders and not limited to athletes or to specific ethnic groups.
Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are complex in origin. There is no one etiology or common factor. Additionally, mood issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder are often associated with one or more eating disorders.