Close to 10 million females and 1 million males in the U.S. are battling eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, while millions more suffer from binge eating disorder.
- Ten percent of all eating disorders occur in males.
- The onset of eating disorders most commonly occurs during puberty and the late teen/early adult years, but symptoms can occur as young as kindergarten.
- Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
- Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging. Bulimia includes eating large amounts of food in short periods of time, then getting rid of the food and calories through vomiting, laxative abuse, or over-exercising.
- Binge Eating Disorder (also known as Compulsive Overeating) is characterized primarily by periods of uncontrolled, impulsive, or continuous eating beyond the point of feeling comfortably full. While there is no purging, there may be repetitive diets and feelings of shame or self-hatred after a binge.
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