Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressures, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness.


There are four general categories of eating disorders:

  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Binge eating
  • Eating disorders not otherwise specified