TABLE 5.

Differential Diagnosis of Eating Disorders

• Malignancy, central nervous system tumor
• Gastrointestinal system: inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, celiac disease
• Endocrine: diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, hypopituitarism, Addison disease
• Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychiatric diagnosis
• Other chronic disease or chronic infections
• Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (can also be a consequence of an eating disorder)