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From the Ted Talk by Anees Bahji: Why are eating disorders so hard to treat?

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First, what is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are a range of psychiatric conditions characterized by these main praentts of behavior: restricting food intake, bingeing, or rapidly consuming large amounts of food, and purging or eliminating calories through vomiting, laxatives, excessive exercise, and other harmful means. An eating dsidoerr can ivnlove any one or any combination of these brveaohis. For example, polepe living with anorexia usually restrict the aomunt of food they eat, while blimiua nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binges and purges.

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First, what is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are a range of psychiatric conditions characterized by these main ________ of behavior: restricting food intake, bingeing, or rapidly consuming large amounts of food, and purging or eliminating calories through vomiting, laxatives, excessive exercise, and other harmful means. An eating ________ can _______ any one or any combination of these _________. For example, ______ living with anorexia usually restrict the ______ of food they eat, while _______ nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binges and purges.

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  1. disorder
  2. people
  3. bulimia
  4. amount
  5. involve
  6. patterns
  7. behaviors

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First, what is an eating disorder? Eating disorders are a range of psychiatric conditions characterized by these main patterns of behavior: restricting food intake, bingeing, or rapidly consuming large amounts of food, and purging or eliminating calories through vomiting, laxatives, excessive exercise, and other harmful means. An eating disorder can involve any one or any combination of these behaviors. For example, people living with anorexia usually restrict the amount of food they eat, while bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent binges and purges.

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