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  • Definitions: the less-well-known eating disorders and conditions
    • Anorexia athletica (compulsive exercising)
    • Body dysmorphic disorder
    • Muscle dysmorphic disorder (bigorexia)
    • Infection-triggered auto immune subtype of anorexia in children
    • Orthorexia nervosa
    • Night-eating syndrome
    • Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder
    • Rumination syndrome
    • Gourmand syndrome
    • Prader-Willi syndrome
    • Pica
    • Cyclic vomiting syndrome
    • Chewing and spitting
  • Statistics
    • Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and obesity
    • Compulsive exercise
    • Subclinical eating disorders
    • Mortality and recovery rates
    • Miscellaneous facts and stats
    • Why determining accurate statistics is difficult
  • Warning signs
    • Food behaviors
    • Appearance and body image behaviors
    • Exercise behaviors
    • Thoughts
    • Feelings
    • Self-injury and self-harm. Cutting, burning, etc.
    • Social behaviors
  • Who gets these disorders and why
    • Personal characteristics of people at risk
    • Vulnerable people and stress
    • Description of people with anorexia nervosa
    • Description of people with bulimia
    • People at elevated risk of developing an eating disorder
    • Special risk factors: physical and sexual abuse
    • Western culture - an incubator for eating disorders
  • What causes eating disorders
    • Biological and genetic influences
    • Psychological elements
    • Family dynamics
    • Social pressures: media and cultural demands
    • Triggers
  • Treatment and recovery
    • Is recovery possible?
    • What is recovery?
    • What is the best treatment for an eating disorder?
    • Where to find help
    • Questions to ask a potential therapist
  • Relapse prevention
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Binge eating disorder
    • Healthy weight management
  • Athletes with eating disorders
    • Overview
      • Statistics
      • Males and female athletes: different risk factors
      • Wrestlers and quick weight loss: a deadly combination
    • Female athletes with anorexia nervosa
    • Female athletes with bulimia nervosa
    • Males and females and obligatory exercise
    • Identifying athletes with eating disorders and the initial intervention
    • Treatment of athletes with eating disorders
  • Males with eating disorders
    • The EDs that males get
    • Statistics for males with eating disorders
    • Risk factors for males
    • Males and females with eating disorders: differences
    • Treatment of males with eating disorders
  • Diabetes and eating disorders
    • Statistics
    • Special medical problems
    • Why this combination is especially dangerous
    • Treatment of the diabetic person who also has an eating disorder
  • Obesity: is it an eating disorder?
    • What is obesity?
    • U.S. statistics
    • Causes of obesity
    • Health risks of obesity
    • Other problems associated with obesity
    • A bit of good news for obese people
    • What to do about obesity
    • Diet pills: over-the-counter and prescription. Do they work? Are there risks?
  • Children and picky eating
    • Often a power struggle, not a mental disorder
    • But the physiology of some children makes the taste of some foods unpleasant, leading to avoidance
    • What parents can do
  • Eating disorders and pregnancy
    • Problems with infertility
    • Problems during pregnancy
    • Dangers to mother
    • Dangers to baby
    • Problems post partum
    • Medical and psychological problems afflicting children of mothers undernourished during pregnancy
  • Frequently asked questions
    • What is the history of eating disorders?
    • What is the treatment when a person with an eating disorder is also a substance abuser?
    • What about eating disorders support groups?
    • Can anorexia nervosa contribute to tooth decay?
    • How is ideal weight calculated? What are healthy levels of body fat?
    • Can binge eating cause a "poochy" stomach?
    • What causes feelings of being too full?
    • Do I need to fast periodically to detoxify my body?
    • Are there degrees of eating disorders?
    • I am too skinny. How can I gain weight?
    • I have recovered from an eating disorder. How can I help others who are still struggling?
    • How can I be certified as an eating disorders specialist?
    • I just can't seem to lose weight unless I stop eating. Is this bad for me?
  • The ANRED forum
    • Poems, recovery stories, and inspirational thoughts
    • Written by people with personal experience
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  • Bibliography
    • For clinicians
    • For general readers
    • Resources used to build the ANRED web site
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