A number of other eating and feeding problems exist and include orthorexia, rumination disorder, and pica.
There is limited information available about these problems. If you suspect that you or someone you know may be showing signs of one of these illnesses, then we strongly advise you to consult with a medical professional as quickly as possible so that they can give you more information and refer you for appropriate treatment. Remember, it is always best to seek treatment early.
There are also many other illnesses, both physical and psychological, that can lead to changes in someone’s eating behaviour, or in other areas that may be affected by an eating disorder, such as their feelings about their body. If you’re worried about yourself or someone you know but don’t feel that any of the disorders covered on the Beat website accurately describe the symptoms you or they are experiencing, it’s always best to speak to a medical professional who will be able to give you further advice.
Issue date: October 2019 Review date: October 2022 Version 2.0
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