Eating disorders are an umbrella term for a group of disorders that includes: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
Symptoms of an eating disorders include the inability to eat, loss of appetite and distress over weight.
They can include: difficulty with social interactions, being unable to concentrate, or becoming withdrawn.
Symptom relief is usually associated with: losing weight, gaining weight, eating more, or changing the food preferences.
Symphysis is when a person’s body stops functioning normally, which can lead to feeling more irritable, sad or anxious.
Eating disorders affect up to one in 200 Australians.
They’re not contagious, and they’re not the result of eating disorders.
Symplications of anorexic behaviour include: depression, anxiety, anxiety disorder, panic attacks, anxiety and mood disorders.
The diagnosis of an anorextic disorder is not based on a specific medical condition.
It is based on the symptoms and behaviour of a person.