W. Stewart Agras MD FRCPC


Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others

Sometimes people who have anorexia find it difficult to trust the family, friends, health professionals, and other caring people who are trying to help them. There are many reasons for this, ranging from anxiety about losing control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And it can be hard to…

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder happens when a person often eats large amounts of food in a short time. People who have it feel out of control and may eat until they are painfully full. Unlike people with bulimia, they don’t vomit or try other ways to get rid of calories after a binge. Some people who binge have a normal weight…

Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors

People who have anorexia often have difficulty at mealtimes. If mealtime is a stressful time for you, try something different. During meals: Try to eat slowly and gradually. Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by the idea of eating a meal. Talk with other people about things that interest you. Avoid talking about…

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia (say “boo-LEE-mee-uh”) is an eating disorder that causes people to eat a large amount of food in a short time (binge). Then, in order to prevent weight gain, they do something to get rid of the food (purge), like vomit, exercise too much, or take laxatives. A person who has bulimia may be a normal size and deny…

Binge Eating Disorder

What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating means eating larger amounts of food than most people would in a similar situation, in a short period of time. A person with this eating disorder binge eats regularly for several months. When you binge eat, you may feel like you can’t control your eating, and you may you feel…