Common Types of Eating Disorders

There are many types of Eating Disorders and we have compiled information on each one. Click on each one below to learn causes, effects, treatments and more.

Anorexia Nervosa
The term anorexia is Greek which means “lack of appetite.” Anorexia is an eating disorder determined by low body weight and body image distortion. It is an obsessive fear of gaining weight…
Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder. It is often called just bulimia. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time…
Binge Eating
A binge eating disorder is characterized primarily by periods of uncontrolled, impulsive, or continuous eating beyond the point of feeling comfortably full…

Anorexia Athletica
Anorexia athletica is when a person no longer enjoys exercise, but feels obligated to do so…
Over Exercise
Over exercise, or compulsive exercising is a problem when the person is scheduling life around exercise just like people with eating disorders schedule their lives around eating or not eating…
Over Eating
Compulsive over eating is the excessive consumption of food (bingeing), often thousands of calories at a time…
Night Eating
Night eating syndrome is characterized by a lack of appetite in the morning and overeating at night with agitation and insomnia…
Orthorexia
Orthorexia nervosa is one of a little-known group of eating disorders. Orthorexia nervosa refers to a fixation on eating proper food…
EDNOS – Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified
If a person is struggling with eating disorder thoughts, feelings or behaviors, but does not have all the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia, that person may be diagnosed with eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)…