Eating Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Eating disorders are also dominated by drastic contradictions. What or who sufferers see staring back at themselves is often entirely at odds with reality, as different as black and white. A smart, or skinny, or clever bulimic will weigh his merits against anyone and always find that the glaring disparity is his deficiency.

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The complexity of these disorders is manifest in the following general eating behaviors

  • Excessive (compulsive over-eating)
  • Limiting (restricting)
  • Spotty (distinguished by stretches of normal eating interrupted with episodes of purging)
  • Cyclical (characterized by cycles of bingeing and purging)
  • Inclusive (ingesting non-foods)

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