Eating disorders are real, complex illnesses that can cause severe harm. Like schizophrenia or diabetes, eating disorders are not a choice, fad, or phase. Eating disorders are also more prevalent than many people realize, and they rarely resolve on their own. Fortunately, they are treatable. The Emily Program provides personalized treatment plans that help each person on the path to recovery.
Types of eating disorders
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) recognizes four kinds of eating disorders.
In addition, people may struggle with food in ways that resemble more than one of the DSM-5 types of eating disorders or they may present symptoms not defined in the DSM-5 categories. These are called Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED), and The Emily Program treats these as well.