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Transcript of EATING DISORDERS
Types of Eating Disorders
WHERE TO GO TO GET HELP!
What are Eating Disorders?
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.
Common eating disorders include:
Binge-Eating Disorder.( compulsive eating)
Treatments for eating disorders usually involve psychotherapy, nutrition education, family counseling, medications and hospitalization.
IT IS NOT VANITY... ITS A DISEASE!
5 main types of overeating;
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Gallbladder disease and other digestive problems
Some types of cancer
Complications that may be caused by, or linked with, binge-eating disorder include:
The prevalence of BED is estimated to be approximately 1-5% of the general population.
Binge eating disorder affects women slightly more often than men--estimates indicate that about 60% of people struggling with binge eating disorder are female, 40% are male
People who struggle with binge eating disorder can be of normal or heavier than average weight.
BED is often associated with symptoms of depression.
People struggling with binge eating disorder often express distress, shame, and guilt over their eating behaviors.
People with binge eating disorder report a lower quality of life than non-binge eating disorder.
Media, Perception, Dieting:
• 95% of all dieters will regain their lost weight within 5 years.
• 35% of “normal dieters” progress to pathological dieting.
Of those, 20-25% progress to partial or full-syndrome eating disorders.
• The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.
• 47% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported wanting to lose weight because of magazine pictures. • 69% of girls in 5th-12th grade reported that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape.
• 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner
Factors that can increase your risk of developing binge-eating disorder include:
1. Family History and Biological Factors
- If people in your family have/had an eating disorder
-possible inherited genes or brain changes
2. Psychological Issues-
-may be overweight ( not always the case)
- be acutely aware of ones appearance and feel bad about it
- may act impulsively and feel as though one cannot control the behavior
- may have a history of depression or substance abuse
- may have a difficult time coping with stress
- some have dieted to excess dating back from childhood
- dieting may cause an urge to binge-eat even if suffering from low self esteem or depression
people of all ages have been diagnosed with binge-eating disorder, but it often begins in late teens or early 20s.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, we are here to help.
Call our toll free, confidential Helpline at 1-800-931-2237