Eating disorders are a group of serious mental health conditions characterized by abnormal eating habits, thoughts, and behaviors related to food, body weight, and body image. These disorders can have severe physical, emotional, and psychological consequences and often require specialized treatment.
Eating disorders can have serious physical and mental health consequences, including malnutrition, electrolyte imbalances, cardiac issues, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, and social isolation. They can also lead to a range of complications affecting nearly every organ system in the body.
Treatment for eating disorders typically involves a multidisciplinary approach, including medical, nutritional, and psychological interventions.