What Are Eating Disorders?
Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for physical and emotional health, productivity, and relationships. Though the exact cause of eating disorders is unknown, it is generally believed to be a combination of biological, psychological, and/or environmental abnormalities contribute to the development of these illnesses.
Some individuals restrict eating and others binge and purge. Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a person’s emotional and physical health. The earlier a person with an eating disorder seeks treatment, the greater the likelihood of physical and emotional recovery is.