Eating Disorders

What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both eating disorders in which a person tries to lose weight in unhealthful ways. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 0.6% of adults in the United States experienced anorexia between 2001 and 2003, compared to 0.3% who experienced bulimia. There are essential differences between anorexia and bulimia, […]

Eating Disorders

What to know about pica

Pica refers to when a person craves or eats nonfood items, such as paint chips or sand. Most medical guides classify pica as an eating disorder. Some women may develop pica during pregnancy. People with pica crave or eat a wide variety of nonfood items. Many will crave a specific type of item. Common cravings […]

Eating Disorders

What different eating disorders are there?

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Eating Disorders

Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia

Scientists have defined anorexia nervosa as a metabolic as well as a psychiatric illness. They suggest that treatments should address the hybrid nature of the potentially lethal eating disorder. A new study explores the genetic underpinnings of anorexia nervosa. The international team of more than 100 researchers studied the DNA of tens of thousands of […]

ADHD / ADD Eating Disorders

Concerta vs. Vyvanse for ADHD

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