Eating disorders are challenging illnesses which can be very difficult to detect, affecting anyone regardless of their size, shape, age or gender.
They cannot be classified simply as mental illnesses as they not only present great psychological impairment, but are also associated with a wide range of serious medical complications which can impact every major organ in the body. However, being informed about eating disorders will help you in identifying signs and symptoms of the illness.
If your patient has recently been diagnosed with a feeding or eating disorder, this page contains useful information. We recommend reading this in addition to seeking out further information from other trusted sources.