If this is your first visit to our web site, this is a great place to start. Here you can learn about the different types of eating disorders, as well as the symptoms, health concerns and statistics that are associated with these illnesses. Once you have read through some background information, you may choose specific information on topics from the column on your left. Wherever you are, NEDA will meet you there with the information and resources you need.
Types & Symptoms of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders -- such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Click on the links below to learn more about the different types of eating disorders and their symptoms. Learn more.
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (ED-NOS)
Eating Disorder Health Concerns
Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. They can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships. Learn more.
- Health Consequences of Eating Disorders
- Dental Complications of Eating Disorders
- Laxative Abuse: Some Basic Facts
Statistics on Eating Disorders
Eating disorders impact millions of people every year in the United States. Click here to get up to date statistics on the population of those affected. Learn more.