The Term “Eating Disorder” Could Mean More than You Realize

February 27, 2015 5:18 PM

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So, this is National Eating Disorders month, which is a time when we, apparently, recognize the state of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia in order to advocate against them. More importantly—and more seriously—it is a time to find help for people who really need it.

But this year, apparently, we are finding that eating disorders are not necessarily what we think they are. Therapist Crystal Belksy says, “We hear more about bulimia and anorexia. On a clinical standpoint, we actually see binge eating disorder more frequently, highly associated with substance abuse...

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