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    Young women can fall into the trap of wanting to look like super-thin models or television personalities. These unrealistic goals can lead to an unhealthy body image and low self-esteem, not to mention disordered eating behaviors.

  • Understanding Eating Disorders

    All forms of eating disorders can be fatal, and it is critical for anyone with symptoms of an eating disorder to seek professional help. Early treatment gives the greatest chance for a full recovery.

  • What Is Disordered Eating?

    Yo-yo dieting and a pre-occupation with food are nothing new in our culture. But when does a focus on food, calories and weight become a health concern?

  • Orthorexia: An Obsession with Eating Pure

    Orthorexia, an unhealthy fixation on eating only healthy or "pure" foods, is an eating disorder rooted in food restriction, like anorexia nervosa. Unlike anorexia, for orthorexics, the quality instead of the quantity of food is severely restricted.

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