General Information

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.

NOTE: Information on Diabulimia and Orthorexia can be found in the Special Issues section.

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.

Statistics on Eating Disorders

Eating disorders impact millions of people every year in the United States. Learn more.