Other Eating Disorders

Many patients do not meet full diagnostic criteria either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. These individuals can suffer from a variety of eating disorder symptoms, such as severely restricting their food intake, engaging in binge eating, self-induced vomiting, or misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas, or they may be repeatedly chewing and spitting (not swallowing) large amounts of food. Depending on their symptoms, these people may suffer from various psychological or medical problems, which are similar to those seen in the other eating disorders.