WONDER #2742: What Is an Eating Disorder?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Health problems can have many different causes.
  2. Eating disorders are mental health conditions that affect a person’s relationship with food and exercise and can cause many health problems.
  3. Experts say that eating disorders can be caused by many different factors, including attitudes toward thinness.
  4. Some examples of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge-eating disorder, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Question 2 of 3

Which is a potential health effect of an eating disorder, according to this Wonder?

  1. Dehydration
  2. Heart attack
  3. Organ failure
  4. All of the above

Question 3 of 3

If a person thinks they may be experiencing an eating disorder, what should they do?

  1. Talk with a trusted adult.
  2. Ignore it.
  3. Try to solve the problem on their own.
  4. Eat more and exercise daily.

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