eating disorders

Types of Eating Disorders Explained

The term eating disorders are the conditions that cover a range of mental ailments. This condition has an unhealthy relationship with eating. There are several types of eating disorders let’s have a look:

  1. Anorexia Nervosa

According to experts, anorexia nervosa is the most dangerous of all mental illnesses because it has the highest death rate. Due to this, we can consider it to be the most deadly among the 12 types of eating disorders. This illness involves severe food restriction and sometimes heavy exercise and other eliminating behaviors

  1. Bulimia Nervosa

This illness, bulimia nervosa, occurs when someone is recurrently binging on large amounts of food and then removing it. Purging behaviors contain, over-exercising, forcing oneself to throw up, and using laxatives and diet pills. Both binging and purging behaviors are dangerous, and together they can promptly lead to deadly physical symptoms.

  1. Muscle Dysmorphia

Unlike other eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia apt to affect more males than females. The disorder is described by a disturbing obsession with physique and musculature. The person will fixate on finding the ‘perfect’ form of musculature.

  1. Binge Eating Disorder (BED)

BED is described by episodes of binging on huge amounts of food. A binge describes when a person consumes an unnecessary amount of food within 2 hours. Binges go with a trance-like state, ashamed and feeling guilty afterward, and weight gain. Unlike bulimia, binge eating does not usually have any purging behaviors. Typically, people affected by BED are obese or overweight because of the binging.

  1. Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

OSFED is an eating disorder classified for those who come under the diagnostic criteria for all other eating disorders.

Individuals with OSFED usually present with very disturbed eating habits, an inaccurate body image, over-valuation of body weight and shape, and a deep fear of gaining weight.


  1. Compulsive Over-Eating (COE)

This illness is the same as a binge eating disorder. What makes COE different is that the person doesn’t binge in spurts, but rather eats huge amounts of food all day.

  1. Prader Willi Syndrome

This syndrome, which leads to uncontrollable eating and obesity, is triggered by inherited genetic disease. It initiates with poor feeding, weak muscles, and slow development in babies. Then, in childhood, the illness causes avid hunger. Kids with Prader Willi Syndrome often suffer from diabetes and struggle to have a normal lifestyle.

  1. Diabulimia

This illness occurs when a person who is diabetic uses prescription insulin to attempt to induce weight loss.

  1. Orthorexia Nervosa

In the case of orthorexia Nervosa, a person becomes so obsessed with scheduling a perfect diet that it disturbs his life.

  1. Selective Eating Disorder

This disorder is a bit like selective eating, but at an extreme, devastating level. A person is so picky about his food, usually stabbing to one or two meals a day, that he becomes sick.

  1. Drunkorexia

This term describes an eating disorder along with excessive alcoholism. The drunkorexia person limits food and purges to “save calories” for alcohol consumption. Severe malnourishment can develop when drunkorexia goes without treatment.

  1. Pregorexia

Pregnancy leads to weight gain in most women, so some women start a weight loss plan within the pregnancy period. This type of plan can endanger both mother and baby when goes severe.

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All these types of eating disorders have fatal consequences. If you are suffering from any of these don’t take it easy. Contact us today for help and a healthy lifestyle.