Like all mental health issues, eating disorders involve a number of different symptoms. This means that each person’s lived experience of an eating disorder is unique.
Before we talk about the types of eating disorder diagnoses below, it’s helpful to keep in mind that not everybody’s eating issues fall into a neat diagnostic box. You might find yourself experiencing only a few of the symptoms of a particular type of eating disorder or you might notice that your symptoms change across time or that you can relate to all of the diagnoses.
Wherever you find yourself, that’s okay – there’s a lot we can do to help you break the cycle of eating and body image concerns.
There are several types of eating disorder diagnoses including:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder