Eating disorders are illnesses in which people experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors, related thoughts and emotions around food. People with eating disorders typically become pre-occupied with food, their body weight and begin obsessing over types of food they are eating.
There are many different types of eating disorders and disordered eating. Each eating disorder is completely different and the reasons why people have eating disorders vary as well.
If you think you may have an eating disorder or are experiencing disordered eating make an appointment with your primary care provider to get connected with a specialist and get the support that you need. Marin Community Clinics is here to support you – and here are some other great resources:
What are eating disorders?