Eating problems are associated with severe disturbances in people’s thoughts
and emotions. They can start as a result of trauma or another mental health
condition as well as wishing to achieve an unrealistic body image, making it
difficult to nourish oneself properly. Eating disorders can be dangerous and can
have serious health implications if body weight drops too low or rises too high.
In many instances, they have caused death. Although eating disorders are most
often associated with adolescent girls, the number of boys with eating disorders
is rising steadily. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa and bulimia
nervosa.

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