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Eating Disorders

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Taylia Brewer

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa
Eating Disorders
Anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat.
What is it?
Causes for anorexia nervosa include :
- Low self esteem
- Genetics
- Need for perfection
- Depression
- Fear of falling short of expectations
- etc.
What causes it?
Symptoms include :
- Dramatic weight loss
- Obsession with weight, food, calories, etc.
- Refusal to eat certain foods
- Denial of hunger
- Anxiety of gaining weight
- Exclusion from friends and typical activities
Bulimia Nervosa
The definition of Bulimia Nervosa is :
An emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
What is it?
Causes would include :
- Trying to keep up with society's version of "thin"
- Stress
- Negative views on their body

What causes it?
Symptoms would include :
- Over exercise
- Going to the bathroom after eating to purge
- Use of laxatives
- Obsessive weighing
- If vomited ; swollen cheeks, broken blood vessels in eyes, scrapes on fingers
Binge Eating
The definition of binge eating is : a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food
Symptoms would include :
- Eating a large amount of food within 2 hours
- Feeling extremely depressed or in distress during/after binging
-Eating even when you're full
What causes it?
Likely causes would include:
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Low self-esteem
- Boredom
- Stress
- Anger
- etc.
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