The Perils of Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health . Examples. Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Bulimia Nervosa. Causes.
Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health.
There are many causes of eating disorders, including biological, psychological and/or environmental abnormalities. Many people with eating disorders suffer also from body dysmorphic disorder, altering the way a person sees themselves. There are also many other possibilities such as environmental, social and interpersonal issues that could promote and sustain these illnesses.
People who intentionally starve themselves.
Usually begins at a young age around the time of puberty
Intense fear of becoming fat
Making your self throw up
Taking pills to have a bowel movement
Taking diet pills
Not eating or eating very little
Weighing food and counting calories
Moving food around the plate instead of eating it
- Absence of menstruation
- Erectile dysfunction
Issues with heart and brain
Problems with physical developement
An eating disorder where people consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories using unhealthy methods. There are two sorts of bulimia: purging bulimia and non-purging bulimia.
Typically begins during adolescence.
Most often in women
Likely to be found in people who
-Participate in activities that stress body image
-Have obese families
-suffer from perfectionism
-recovering from trauma
Fainting or loss of consciousness
Low body temperature
Long-term bowel problems
Increased suicide risk
Disorder in which the person has episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing.
About 2% of the population has the disorder
More common in women
Type two diabetes
High blood pressure
Feeling stress that is only relieved be eating
Embarrassment over how much you're eating
Feeling numb while binging, or you're in the zone while you eat
Never feeling satisfied no matter how much you eat
Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after bingeing