Open J Public Health | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Types of Eating Disorders – The Latest Summary of Available Literature

Wioleta Justyna Omeljaniuk1*, Marzanna Cechowska-Pasko1 and Angelika Edyta Charkiewicz2*

1Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland 2Department of Public Health, Medical University of Bialystok, Poland

*Correspondance to: Wioleta Justyna Omeljaniuk 

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Background: According to the generally accepted definition, eating disorders are serious disorders related to eating behaviors. What are eating disorders, what are the types and how to define them? The main purpose of this review is to gather information on the types of eating disorders available in related scientific literature. Methods: This is a scoping review of three English databases. A data extraction form was established including the year of publication, new types of eating disorders, types of clinical groups, and eating behaviors. Results: Recently, there has been a clear increase in number of patients with clinically confirmed eating disorders, in particular among teenagers and young adults. Principal Conclusions: Therefore, constant improvement of knowledge on the causes of eating disorders and the possibility of treating them are essential. New types of eating disorders still remain insufficiently recognized and outlined in the literature on the topic. More and more disorders are related to each other, are mixed, or are the result of others that have occurred earlier. Eating disorders often are based on mental illness and are associated with low self-esteem.


Eating disorders; Diagnostic criteria; Eating behavior


Omeljaniuk WJ, Cechowska-Pasko M, Charkiewicz AE. Types of Eating Disorders – The Latest Summary of Available Literature. Open J Public Health. 2021; 3(1): 1021..

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