Different types of disorders
Both anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders, but they have some differences. For instance, anorexia involves starvation, and bulimia involves binge-ing and purging. I explain the signs, complications, and treatment of both disorders in the following sections.
If you think you or your child has an eating disorder, try answering the questions at www.dartmouth.edu/~chd/resources/eating/risk.html. You can quickly rule it in or out with this questionnaire.
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We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.
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