Orthorexia is gaining more attention

02/15/2010 | TIME (subscription required)

Some organizations, including the Eating Disorders Coalition, are urging doctors to recognize a new category of eating disorder called orthorexia, in which sufferers fixate on avoiding foods considered unhealthy, such as trans fats or foods with artificial preservatives. However, a lack of scientific data on the condition, which is often misdiagnosed as anorexia, will likely keep it off of the American Psychiatric Association's updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

View Full Article in:

TIME (subscription required)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care