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Body Image and Eating Disorders. Anorexia Nervosa. An extreme fear of weight gain and a distorted view of body size and shape; an intense drive for thinness. Bulimia Nervosa.

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Body image and eating disorders

Body Image and Eating Disorders


Anorexia nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

An extreme fear of weight gain and a distorted view of body size and shape; an intense drive for thinness


Bulimia nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa

Eats large amounts of food and then compensates in extreme ways, such as forced vomiting or excessive exercise, to prevent weight gain

  • People with anorexia are usually very thin and underweight. Those with bulimia may be a normal weight or even overweight, which is why the disease may go undetected.


Compulsive exercise disorder

Compulsive Exercise Disorder

A compulsive need to exercise so as not to gain weight; does not choose to exercise but feels compelled to do so

Also called:

  • exercise bulimia

  • obligatory exercise

  • anorexia athletica


Binge eating disorder

Binge Eating Disorder

Eating unusually large amounts of food at one time even when feeling full

  • 1/3 of people between ages 2 and 19 are overweight or obese


Body dysmorphic disorder bdd

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a minor or imagined flaw in your appearance


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