What is eating disorder?

Eating disorders are a group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in eating behavior, appetite or food intake.

How do members experience eating disorder?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with eating disorder*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for eating disorder*

Who has eating disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 13
20s 167
30s 819
40s 729
50s 614
60s 444
70+ 168

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 409
Female 2,535