Other Eating Disorders

There are a variety of other eating disorders including eating disorders not otherwise specified, which can include a combination of anorexia, bulimia and other symptoms. Learn more about pica, the desire to eat non-food objects, night eating syndrome, compulsive exercising and other eating and body image disorders. Recognize the symptoms of disorders, learn treatment methods and how to help someone suffering through a disorder.
 
 

Spotlight on the Symptoms of Pica

If your child is eating clay or paste, he/she may be exhibiting the symptoms of an eating disorder known as pica. The persistent eating of non nutritious nonfood items can lead to serious health complications that in some cases may be fatal.

Seven Warning Signs of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a group of mental illnesses that are serious and life threatening. Knowing the warning signs of eating disorders is vital for early treatment and successful recovery. Read on for a comprehensive overview of seven warning signs of eating disorders.

Essential Books on Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are a serious group of mental illnesses that have consequences for an individuals physical and mental health. Fortunately, recovery from an eating disorder is possible. There are a number of books on eating disorders that may help individuals on their journey toward recovery.

Do Magazines Influence Eating Disorders?

Research shows that the mass media, in particular women’s magazines, contributes to the development and maintenance of eating disorders. They influence body dissatisfaction, disordered eating and an increased desire for the thin ideal. This effect is particularly salient in adolescent women.

How to Stop Compulsive Eating

Compulsive eaters are often overwhelmed with the urge to consume large quantities of food even when they are not hungry. Food appears to help them manage painful emotions. In order to heal, they have to change the way they approach food and learn how to stop compulsive eating.