6 Common Types of Eating Disorders (and Their Symptoms)


1. Anorexia nervosa

It typically develops during early adulthood or adolescence and is more likely to affect females than males.

Anorexics generally consider them as being overweight even though they’re actually underweight. They often monitor their weight, stay away from certain foods and severely limit their calories

The most common symptoms of anorexia nervosa include :

  • Being significantly underweight compared to those of the same age and height
  • Very limited eating habits
  • An intense fear of gaining weight or constant behaviors to keep from gaining weight even though they are not overweight.
  • A relentless pursuit of thinness and unwillingness to maintain the weight of a healthy one
  • A significant impact of body weight and perceived shape of the body on one’s self-esteem
  • A distorted body image as well as denial of being significantly overweight

Obsessive-compulsive signs are often also present. In particular, people suffering from anorexia are occupied by thoughts of food and might be obsessed with collecting recipes or hoard food.

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