Types of Eating Disorders

The Center • A Place of HOPE, an organization established by Dr. Gregg Jantz, helps people with mental health issues ranging from depression to eating disorders. Under Dr. Gregg Jantz’s management, the facility was ranked among the top 10 providers of its kind in America for the treatment of depression.

Institutions like The Center play a vital role in caring for individuals impacted by eating disorders, which are caused by a confluence of biological and social factors. Experts classify eating disorders into three main types: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. A fourth category, “disordered eating”, is frequently used to encompass all other eating disorders that are not in the three categories.

Anorexia nervosa manifests in individuals who, though underweight, believe they are overweight. This belief in turn leads to unhealthy dietary practices that can give rise to emaciation and, in extreme cases, brain damage and organ failure.

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by periods of rapid food intake followed by purging through vomiting, laxatives, or other methods. In the case of repeated vomiting, habitual acid reflux can cause damage to teeth and tissues in the throat. Moreover, bulimic behaviors give rise to dehydration.

Binge-eating disorder is similar to bulimia nervosa in that patients undergo periods of uncontrolled eating. However, these patients do not engage in purging, which in turn causes them to become obese.

Types of Book Publishers

An authority on depression, trauma, and mental health, Dr. Gregg Jantz leads The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., and has appeared on CNN and New Day Northwest. The author of nearly 30 best-selling books, Dr. Gregg Jantz’s titles include Moving Beyond Depression, Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse, and Happy for the Rest of Your Life.

When writing a book, an author should understand the different types of publishing houses available. The following briefly describes the major types of publishers.

Educational publishers publish materials such as textbooks for consumption by students at various levels.

Scholarly publishers, including university presses, print works of research findings and scholarship.

Trade publishers produce books that are marketed to the general public. This type of publisher prints paperback and hardback books on various topics and the most bestsellers.

Small presses include independent and regional publishers, the latter of which publishes books on local and regional topics only.

Contract and vanity publishers work with individuals seeking self-promotion. Historical books about a company and biographies are examples of works that such publishers would print.

Electronic book publishing caters to business-related publications and small printers that have an interest in promoting books with a large publisher’s network. These books are typically the most cost-efficient to produce.