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Eating Disorder Resources

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An eating disorder is a compulsion to eat, or avoid eating, that negatively affects both your physical and mental health. Eating disorders are all encompassing and affect every part of your life. Although many people associate eating disorders with teenage girls, these serious and often life-threatening disorders affect women in their 30's, 40's, 50's and beyond. Eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating.

Check out these related EmpowHER links:

Eating Disorders main information page

Eating Disorders Guide: Diane Porter

Anorexia Nervosa main page

Binge Eating Disorder main page

Bulimia Nervosa main page

HERArticle: Eating Disorders and Relapsing, The Setting Sun, Roll Credits

HERArticle: Is Eating Too Healthy an Eating Disorder?

HERArticle: Parents and Caregivers of Those With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Compulsive Eating…F.E.A.S.T. Will Support You

HERArticle: Mom Uses Family Support for Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia

For more information on this topic:
“Individuals with eating disorders and the use of online support groups as a form of social support.” McCormack, A., Comput Inform Nurs., Jan-Feb 2010.

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