Disordered Eating

National Eating Disorders Collaboration

Synopsis

Many people are aware of conditions such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, but there are many other forms of eating disorders. Disordered eating occurs when a person regularly engages in unhealthy and destructive eating behaviours such as restrictive dieting, compulsive eating or skipping meals. While not everyone with disordered eating will develop a clinical eating disorder, the risk of this is increased along with that of other medical problems such as weight gain, osteoporosis and poor sleep.