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People suffering from these disorders may:
As a parent or friend, you may notice some of all of these changes:
No single cause of eating disorders has been found to date. There are a variety of influences with eating disorders, including personality and genetics, as well as biochemical, socio-cultural, familial, and experiential factors. Each individual is different, and no two stories are the same. It is important to be educated about eating disorders and find the type of treatment that works best for each person.
There are a variety of types of eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), and Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
To read more about each type of eating disorder, click on the headings below.
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