What Are the Top 3 Most Common Major Eating Disorders?

Question by Nic: What are the top 3 most common major eating disorders?
And what is the differences between them?

I think Anorexia and Bulemia are two?

Best answer:

Answer by tonilynne
Anorexia Nervosa- Starving yourself
Bulimia Nervosa- Throwing up after eating
Binge/Purge- Combination of anorexia & bulimia, you starve yourself, then binge on a whole bunch of food all at once, then throw all of it up.

The last is Compulsive Overeating- Eating too much all the time.

Here is a great website with information on all three (under “facts & statistics” and “definitions & profiles”)

Good luck, hope this helps!!
Toni Lynne 🙂

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