People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here.
Pica occurs when people crave and eat nonfood items. In some cases, this behavior can become harmful. This article describes what pica is, lists some possible causes, and explains how best to treat it.
A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness.