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Types of Eating Disorders

Types of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are biological, genetic, brain-based mental disorders that affect people of all races, genders, ages, sexual orientations, cultures, and body types. They are serious yet treatable illnesses that carry a high mortality rate, which is why early diagnosis and treatment is critical. The quicker an eating disorder is treated, the better the chance of a full recovery.

Eating disorders are not a choice, they are not caused by parents, they are not anyone’s fault, and they are not a phase. They are very real illnesses that require immediate treatment by specialized providers. While they are called “eating” disorders, some of the symptoms involve thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have nothing to do with food.

This chart lists the different types of eating disorders and descriptions of each DSM V-Eating Disorders Chart with Descriptions.

You can find more about the different types of eating disorders by clicking on the links below:

Anorexia Nervosa
ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa
OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder)