A person with an eating disorder has an obsession with weight and an unhealthy relationship with food. There are different types of eating disorders, including bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating. Women are more likely than men to develop an eating disorder. There is no single treatment for eating disorders but talk therapy, nutritional counseling and medication can help.
Managing eating disorders can be a confusing experience for newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers. To learn about the specific kinds of providers that might make up your health care team, as well as the services, programs, support groups, and organizations that can help you manage, visit the Managing Eating Disorders page.
These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy.
- Rise Up + Recover: An Eating Disorder Monitoring and Management Tool for Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and EDNOS
This app helps those on the journey to recovery. Log meals and check-in your daily activities using your mobile device. Free. iOS.
Recovery Record helps to keep track of treatment for eating disorders. It provides meal logs, meal plans, coping skills, secure messages and the ability to view and chart data. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Megan Fratta, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed June 6, 2019