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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are emotional problems characterized by an obsession with food and weight. These disorders start with a preoccupation with food and weight and then escalate into an emotional dysfunction that is characterized by an obsession with food and weight. This obsession first involves secrecy, where the person with the eating disorder tries to hide the problem by possibly avoiding social situations involving food and may eat alone in order to hide the quantity of food eaten. The obsession also involves control. People with eating disorders may feel that they have no control over their life, so they gain control through restriction of food. However, this control is short lived because they then lose control to food (http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org). These disorders can result in death if ...

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