Which of the following best describes an eating disorder?
Group of answer choices
a. A psychiatric condition that requires a physician’s diagnosis
b. Any condition in which one’s eating behavior changes more than six times per year
c. General term that describes a variety of abnormal or atypical eating behaviors
d. Any behavior in which one attempts to reduce one’s body weight below a healthy range
|a. A psychiatric condition that requires a physician’s diagnosis|
An eating disorder is generally an abnormal eating habit that negatively affects physical and mental health of an individual, and which has to be characterized as clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorder. This is different from disordered eating that is describes all abnormal eating behaviors. An example of eating disorder is anorexia nervosa which is characterized by self-starvation leading to energy deficiency.
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