eating disorder


Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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Your friend might need professional help to manage their stress, feel better about themselves, or to help with issues like depression, eating disorders, or anxiety. Seventeen Magazine, Seventeen, "Here's How To Help A Friend Who's Struggling," 10 Oct. 2018 In their upcoming book, charmingly brash co-hosts Hardstark and Kilgariff reflect on their struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction. Angela Haupt, The Seattle Times, "The 10 books to read in 2019 based on what you loved in 2018," 7 Jan. 2019 The researchers found that higher use of Instagram was associated with a person exhibiting more symptoms of an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018 Vora Vora is a fasting app that some teens who suffer from eating disorders are misusing. Kara Driscoll, ajc, "7 social media apps that could put kids in danger," 30 May 2018 López, who lives in Spain, was suffering from orthorexia, an eating disorder characterized by a fixation with healthy eating. Blake Bakkila,, "Why This Woman Is Celebrating Her 18-Pound Weight Gain While Recovering From an Eating Disorder," 25 May 2018 Demi Lovato has been public about her fight with bulimia and an eating disorder for years now. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Demi Lovato Proudly Reveals 'Cellulite' and 'Extra Fat' in Body-Positive Posts," 6 Apr. 2018 Her death brought national attention to anorexia and other eating disorders. Forrest Sellers,, "On Carpenters' 50th anniversary, a concert to help people struggling with eating disorders," 29 Jan. 2018 Like many of their neighbors, the Plichciks have spent the past year grappling with too little insurance to cover their losses and health problems, like Alice’s eating disorder, aggravated by the stress. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "In California, Last Year’s Wildfire Victims Struggle to Recover," 25 Nov. 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of eating disorder

: any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior

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