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Eating disorders are a condition that includes severe disturbances in eating behavior such as excessive and unhealthy reduction in food intake or excessive eating, as well as excessive anxiety, feelings of anxiety or hypersensitivity related to body structure and body weight. The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED / BED) Night Eating Syndrome (NES / NED) and Other Named and Unidentified Nutrition or Eating Disorders (OSFED) are psychiatric disorders in which eating behavior is seriously impaired. 

The development of an eating disorder depends on the individual's sensitivity as well as on the presence of risk factors that will trigger the eating disorder. 


These risk factors are; 

  •  Genetic Factors 

  •  Physical Risk Factors 

  •  Familial Factors 

  •  Sociocultural Factors 

  •  Psychological Factors 


General symptoms; 

  •  Significant weight loss / gain or change 

  •  Weight loss or failure to reach expected weight or height in a growing and developing child or adolescent 

  •  Cold intolerance 

  •  Weakness 

  •  Fatigue and lethargy 

  •  Fainting 

  •  Hot flashes and bouts of sweating 


Eating disorders are eating behavior disorders that cause medical, social and psychological problems and negatively affect the quality of life. Therefore, they are diseases that can be treated with the cooperation of many healthcare professionals. In addition to dietician support, psychologist support should also be obtained. 

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