Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses. It can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. A person with an eating disorder may focus too much on their weight, body shape, and food. There are different types of eating disorders, including bulimia, anorexia, and binge-eating. There is no single treatment for eating disorders but talk therapy, nutritional counseling and medication can help. For financial assistance with managing your condition, see our page on Free & Discounted Services.

Managing Eating Disorders

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.

Support Groups & Forums

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 & Tools

Mobile apps and tools give you easy-to-use information and resources that can help you get and stay healthy. For tips on choosing apps, see How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This app helps those on the journey to recovery. Log meals and track emotions, behaviors, and thoughts using your mobile device. Free. iOS, Android.

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 Terri Ottosen, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed June 19, 2024

Last updated June 19, 2024 at 4:31 pm