top of page

About Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not simply attempts to lose weight; they are serious, potentially life-threatening mental health conditions. They can affect people of all genders, ages, races, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. They are treatable; early intervention brings the best possibility of full recovery.

The development of an eating disorder is a complex intersection of underlying biologic vulnerability, psychological makeup, recent stress, and sociocultural factors. Because we live in a diet culture where weight loss is normalized and glorified, initial behaviors may not look dangerous, or may even be inadvertently rewarded (i.e.“you look great–did you take off some weight?”)

Types of Eating Disorders

bottom of page