What is the difference between anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder?
The differences are that with anorexia nervosa, those three, and the fourth one is eating disorder not otherwise specified, EDNOS, which is sort of like for us in many ways, it is sort of like a catch all phrase if you can’t fit somebody in any one of those other categories you have the EDNOS. And the binge eating disorder, what it is with a binge eating disorder, what separates it out from anorexia and bulimia, is there generally tends not to be the extremes of behaviors with trying to get rid of the calories. So it could be somebody who eats in response to stress and then doesn’t compensate for those behaviors by trying to throw it up or over exercise. And so with a binge eating disorder typically you have people who turn to food for soothing and then kind of push down the feelings, and some of the binge eating disorder people may be normal weight and majority are overweight. So that’s sort of like, in terms of body size you’ll find, anorexics will be much more on the thin side. Most