Are Eating Disorders Considered an Addiction?

In both the research and clinician communities, the similarities between eating disorders and addictions have been considerably noted in studies and research literature.  The compulsive nature of binging, purging, self-starvation and other similar behaviors can be self-perpetuated to a point that some have asked if eating disorders are a form of addiction.  However, putting the […]

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Eating Disorders and Young People

Eating disorders in the teenage and young adult populations can have devastating effects, especially for girls.  According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, about 1 in 10 young women in the United States suffers from an eating disorder.  Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are the most common forms of eating disorders seen in […]

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