Posts in ED Info
What is Rumination Syndrome?

We cap off the six major eating disorders with rumination, arguably the least widely understood of them all. Though at first glance this might bear a strong resemblance to purging disorder, rumination is in fact a completely distinct phenomenon from purging. Its etiology and pathophysiology carry some important ramifications for the future of functional GI disorder treatment. Read on for an enlightening look into this nebulous disorder!

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What is Pica?

We are back again with the 5th installment of this series. Today’s piece dives into another eating disorder newly given its independent status in the DSM 5. Read on to learn what pica is, how it is diagnosed, what dangers it poses, why it arises, how it is treated, and much more!

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What is ARFID?

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is a disorder new to the DSM 5, which builds upon what was formerly known as Feeding Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood. Read on to learn about what exactly this disorder of “pathological picky eating” really entails and why it could be even more deadly than anorexia.

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What is Binge-Eating Disorder?

Today we discuss the most prevalent eating disorder, binge-eating disorder (BED). While the binge component of this disorder is similar to that in bulimia nervosa (BN), there are a lot of important distinctions here worth reviewing. Enjoy!

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What is Bulimia Nervosa?

Day 2 of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is upon us, and today I have for you another comprehensive review. This time, we are taking a look at the second most well-known DSM-identified eating disorder: bulimia nervosa.

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Eating Disorders: A Family's Experience

This guest post from Pam Nugent is as profoundly important as it is tragic. She describes the intense eating disorder experience her late son Laurence and her family had to go through. But she also leaves us with an incredibly important takeaway, about men with eating disorders and the importance of a family network.

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