Other Types of Eating Disorders
Orthorexia has not been officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, but it is getting a lot of attention. It is sometimes called Healthy Eating Disorder and is characterized by an obsession with eating only "pure" foods, rigid dietary restriction, compulsive exercising and often accompanied by cleanses and de-toxification rituals. For more information, please visit this NEDA page or this website.
Chewing and Spitting Disorder (CHSP) is characterized by chewing food and spitting it out rather than swallowing it. Click HERE for more information about CHSP from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).
Pica is characterized by eating non-nutritive substances like cotton balls. C;lick HERE for more information about pica.