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Eating disorders

Many people think that an eating disorder means anorexia. But an eating disorder is, in fact, any condition where a person has developed abnormal eating habits that harm their physical and mental wellbeing. This can involve eating too little or too much food.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by the South Island Eating Disorders Service, Canterbury DHB. Page created December 2017.

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About eating disorders

Helping myself with an eating disorder

Getting help with an eating disorder

Supporting someone who has an eating disorder

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