What Is the Difference Between an “Eating Disorder” and “Disordered Eating”?

Question by StephieMarie: What is the difference between an “Eating Disorder” and “Disordered Eating”?
Is it just a weight requirement or how common they do the stuff???

Best answer:

Answer by Ryou
Disordered eating refers to troublesome eating behaviors, such as restrictive dieting, binging, or purging, which occur less frequently or are less severe than those required to meet the full criteria for the diagnosis of an eating disorder. Disordered eating can be changes in eating patterns that occur in relation to a stressful event, an illness, personal appearance, or in preparation for athletic competition. Disordered eating can respond to logic when the person is mentally well. Weird food regimes are abandoned for other weird food regimes. That sort of thing.

Eating disorders are a mental illness that creates obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors around food and the body. People with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, etc continue to suffer both mentally and physically even as the illness eats them alive, or even when they have stopped their disordered eating.

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