Eating Disorder Treatment in Norman, Oklahoma
Eating Disorders affect a significant portion of the population. These mental illnesses have serious, life-threatening complications that are both medical and psychiatric in nature.
Below is information about the various types of eating disorders, including their definitions. These definitions are quoted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM-IV).
These definitions focus on the psychiatric side of the disorders. However, all eating disorders have significant medical complications. It is believed that most individuals with eating disorders who die, do so because of the medical complications.