There are several kinds of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.
The common feature of all the eating disorders is abnormal eating behaviors and disordered eating, which often limits physical, psychological and social function. Eating disorders limit and constrain health and the ability to fully function, impairing quality of life. Anorexia nervosa is a form of self-starvation and if untreated, is a risk for death and long-term medical consequences.
Behavioral health treatment facilitates recovery by normalizing weight and restoring healthy eating habits. Treatment also builds skills for healthy eating, for managing stressful live events and for helping to prevent relapses.