Disordered eating (DE) refers to a wide spectrum of maladaptive behaviors and attitudes about weight, body image, and food. At one end, it may be an unintentional caloric restriction, with fewer calories consumed than required for daily expenditure, thus leading to mild weight loss, slight hormonal disturbances, and a decline in sports performance. At the other end, DE may involve extreme body image delusion and life-threatening behaviors that meet the criteria for psychological diagnosis of an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.

Types of Disordered Eating

Anorexia nervosa ...

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