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Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime

1 person dies

Every 52 Minutes

as a direct consequence of an eating disorder

What Causes Eating Disorders?

The development of eating disorders is complex, influenced by a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. While the exact cause remains unknown, several contributors and risk factors have been identified:

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Other Mental Health Issues

Conditions like trauma, anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder can contribute to an elevated risk of developing an eating disorder.

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Family History

People with a family history of eating disorders, particularly those with parents or siblings who have experienced such disorders, may be at a higher risk.

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Some individuals may carry genes that predispose them to an increased risk of developing eating disorders. Biology: Biological factors, including alterations in brain chemicals, are believed to play a role in the onset of eating disorders.

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History of Weight Bullying

Individuals who have been subjected to weight-related teasing or bullying are more susceptible to developing eating problems. This includes experiences of feeling ashamed about one's weight by peers, healthcare professionals, coaches, teachers, or family members.

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Major life changes, such as transitioning to college, moving, starting a new job, or facing family and relationship issues, can be stressful. Stress is recognized as a contributing factor that may heighten the risk of developing an eating disorder.

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Dieting and Starvation

Frequent dieting, especially with fluctuations in weight, is a significant risk factor. Symptoms of an eating disorder often overlap with those of starvation, impacting the brain and leading to mood changes, rigid thinking, anxiety, and reduced appetite.


Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID):

  • Extremely limited eating or avoidance of certain foods.

  • Eating patterns not meeting daily nutritional needs.

  • Lack of interest in eating or avoidance based on color, texture, smell, or taste.

  • Concerns about potential outcomes of eating, such as choking or vomiting.

  • More common in younger children, can result in major weight loss or failure to gain weight.

  • Lack of proper nutrition leading to significant health problems.

Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders manifest in various ways, each with distinct symptoms. The most prevalent types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. It's crucial to note that individuals with eating disorders can have diverse body types and sizes.

Anorexia Nervosa:

  • Unhealthy low body weight.

  • Intense fear of gaining weight.

  • Unrealistic view of weight and shape.

  • Extreme efforts to control weight (severely limiting calories, food groups, excessive exercise, use of laxatives or vomiting)

Bulimia Nervosa:

  • Episodes of binge-eating followed by purging.

  • Severe limitation of eating for periods.

  • Binging involves feeling a lack of control over eating.

  • Purging methods include vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, or using substances like laxatives.

  • Preoccupation with weight and body shape, accompanied by harsh self-judgment.

Binge-Eating Disorder:

  • Eating a large amount of food in a short period.

  • Feeling a lack of control during binging.

  • Binging not followed by purging.

  • Eating when not hungry, often past feeling uncomfortably full.

  • Post-binge feelings of guilt, disgust, or shame.

  • Attempts to severely limit eating, leading to increased urges to binge.

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Eating Disorders FAQs

  • What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation?
    Transcranial magnetic stimulation, often referred to as TMS is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain to improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when antidepressant medications haven’t been effective, have ceased working, or as an alternative to medication.
  • How does TMS work?
    TMS involves delivering magnetic pulses to specific parts of the brain.
  • How long is TMS treatment?
    A typical initial course of treatment is about 19-37 minutes daily over 4-6 weeks.
  • Is TMS Therapy covered by my insurance?
    A vast majority of commercial and Medicare plans have recognized the effectiveness of treating depression with TMS Therapy and now cover TMS as part of their plans.
  • Is TMS Therapy a good alternative for patients who cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications?
    TMS does not circulate in the blood throughout the body, so it does not have side effects like weight gain, sexual dysfunction, nausea, dry mouth, sedation, etc. The most common side effects reported during clinical trials were headache and scalp discomfort —generally mild to moderate—occurring less frequently after the first week of treatment
  • Is TMS Therapy like other alternative therapies that use magnets to treat some illnesses?
    No. TMS Therapy involves a unique method of using pulsed magnetic fields for a therapeutic benefit. The intensity of the magnetic field is similar to that of an MRI. These techniques differ radically from the popular use of low intensity, static magnetic fields. Those products deliver weak and undirected static fields that are not capable of activating brain cells. The activation and stimulation of brain cells is a key part of why TMS is so effective.
  • Does it hurt?
    While there may be some minor discomfort at the treatment site (where the device touches your head), it generally subsides within the first week of treatment. There is no sedation, or impact on your alertness. You can read, watch TV, or talk with your treatment coordinator during your session, and you can drive home immediately after treatment.


Comprehensive Psychiatric Services (CPS) leads in providing compassionate assistance for eating disorders. Our expert team, specializing in the complexities of eating disorders, delivers personalized and evidence-based care. We conduct thorough assessments, embracing a patient-centered approach for holistic and innovative solutions. CPS is committed to confidentiality and offers flexible treatment plans, making us the top choice for individuals seeking effective support in managing eating disorders.


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