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Eating Disorders


Eating disorders are psychologically based conditions in which food and weight obsessions become the central focus of one’s life.

Eating disorders go beyond the drive to be thin. There are many factors that play into the development of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Central to eating disorders is often a harsh, distorted, highly critical attitude about body image and weight. Eating disorders impact anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, social or economic background, or education.

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