The Nature of Eating Disorders in Adults

Learn about abnormal attitudes towards food in adults through the case study of eating disorders. Eating disorders cause a person’s eating habits and overall relationship with food to shift into unhealthy and often, destructive territory. In this course, students will receive an overview of:

  • What an eating disorder is
  • Possible causes of eating disorders
  • Anorexia nervosa (what it is, symptoms, types and treatments)
  • Bulimia nervosa (associated behaviours, symptoms, types and treatments)
  • Obesity, as an eating disorder