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If you have an eating disorder, you may believe that if you can control what you eat, you’ll be able to control your life. But true confidence comes from accepting yourself for who you truly are—and that’s only possible with recovery.
Signs, symptoms, causes, and treatment options for anorexia
Binge Eating Disorder
Symptoms, treatment and help for compulsive overeating
Signs, symptoms, treatment and self-help tips
Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery
How to overcome your eating disorder and gain true self-confidence
Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder
Advice for parents, family members and friends offering support
How to recognize and stop emotional and stress eating
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Always focusing on your physical flaws? You may have BDD.
How to recognize if your goal to eat healthfully has gone too far