An eating disorder is the consistently unhealthy relation to ingesting food, either eating too much, followed by purging (via vomiting, excessive exercise, laxatives, dieting, etc.) or anorexia (or self-starvation), where the sufferer has a motivating irrational impression that they weigh more than others can see. Similar to drug addiction, the first step in Eating Disorder treatment is controlling the immediate environment - getting compliance behavior around a healthy weight, containment from purging behaviors, CBT and group therapy to help reduce discomfort and gain support, and nutritional counseling. Long-term maintenance for more severe sufferers is available with 12 Step models and other group support.
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