Types of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

Characterized first by significant restriction of food, excessive weight loss, and if left unchecked, may progress to self-starvation.

Bulimia Nervosa

Characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging

Binge Eating Disorder

Characterized primarily by periods of uncontrolled, impulsive, or continuous eating beyond the point of feeling comfortably full.

Some students have eating problems that do not meet the definition of the disorders mentioned above, but nevertheless cause distress. In those cases, students may want to consult with a counselor or medical provider at Parton or in the community to help them sort out the concerns.