Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders (ED) are serious mental illnesses that are related to altered behaviour as regards eating habits, which means behaviours that go from eating in an uncontrolled manner to not eating food. It mainly affects adolescents and young women, and its appearance is mainly influenced by biological and personality factors. The most common disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

Eating Disorders disease explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Early diagnosis and early intervention are key to successful treatments and have been associated with a better prognosis.
In my case, it would have been good to see that there was a way out and to learn that I wouldn’t always be anorexic.

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Inés Hilker Salinas
Itziar Flamarique Valencia
María Caballero

Published: 14 January 2019
Updated: 14 January 2019

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