About eating disorders

What are eating disorders?

An eating disorder is a complex mental illness that for some can lead to severe and permanent physical complications, and even death.1 Eating disorders are not a choice – they are serious illnesses.2

There are four main types of eating disorders – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED).2

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