Find out more about common varieties of eating disorders, and what causes these.
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Speaker: What eating disorders exist? Gwendolyn Francavillo: There really are three main eating disorders Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Anorexia can be identified by not eating, eating only small amounts, really being afraid of being fat, watching every little calorie. Bulimia is a cycle of binging and purging, so eating large quantities of food usually and secret and throwing those up, also laxative use and things like that to expel the calories quickly are used. Binge eating disorder just that, just eating large quantities of food usually and secret again, and feeling bad about it. Usually, all three eating disorders can be tied to more of emotional or physiological issue and is not necessarily the food issue in general.