10. Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (ED-NOS): Show Signs Of Disordered Eating Habits But Are A Healthy Weight
There are dozens of eating disorders, but many fall under the “eating disorder not otherwise specified” category. Clinically, only anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, and pica are recognized in the medical community as eating disorders. Many sufferers do not fall into the strict guidelines of what they consider to be disordered eating. The rest of the sufferers fall into ED-NOS. These people may share common symptoms between multiple disorders.
One sign of a sufferer of ED-NOS is showing signs of an eating disorder, but maintaining a healthy weight. They may restrict calories or purge, but have a normal body mass index. Even though there are many disorders that aren’t clinically recognized, the symptoms and health risks can be just as serious. The medical community is looking at relating their standards to allow for more suffering people to get the help they need.
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