Some people may see eating disorders as phases, fads or lifestyle choices, but they’re actually serious mental disorders. They affect people physically, psychologically and socially and can have life-threatening consequences. In fact, eating disorders are now officially recognized as mental disorders by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). In the US alone, an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men have or have had an eating disorder at some point in their lives (1). The following article describes 6 of the most common types of eating disorders and their symptoms.
In many ways, sex addiction is like other compulsive behaviors. This type of addiction can potentially destroy an otherwise normal, life-enhancing activity. Consuming patterns of