Types of eating disorders
Anorexia nervosa is to do with extreme concerns about weight, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, and deliberately keeping a very low body weight by deliberately limiting the amount of food eaten or by over-exercising. Although they are usually underweight, people with this condition believe that they are 'fat'.
Bulimia nervosa is a compulsive cycle of eating large amounts of food and then trying to avoid weight gain (for example by vomiting, using laxatives or exercising excessively). Binge eating disorder
is about frequently eating large amounts of food, often when not hungry.