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Transcript of Eating disorder

Anorexia Nervosa
By: Idelsi Perla & Rabeea Mahmood
Family therapy
What is an addiction?

must answer the following question:

The answer is:
Being addicted means being enslaved to a certain substance, habit or practice.
It is an obsession

What is anorexia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa is
An addiction
An eating disorder
Is anorexia nervosa a psychological, emotional, or a physical addiction?
Anorexia nervosa is not a physical addiction, but it is a psychological and emotional disorder.
What's wrong with dieting to lose weight?

Losing weight is not a problem until it becomes an addiction
Healthy Dieting Vs Anorexia
- The individual tries to control their weight
- Self-esteem does not only depend on weight and body imagine
- Losing weight is viewed as a way to improve health and appearance
-Goal to lose weight in a healthy way.
- The individual lets weight lost take control of their life and emotions
- Self-steem is only base on body image and weight
- Losing weight is viewed as happiness and goal achievement
- Being healthy does not matter, but being thin does.
What causes this addiction?
Although the cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown, the condition starts by dieting, and then the individual develops an addiction that leads them to an extreme unhealthy diet. It's believed that this addiction is affected by biological, environmental, and psychological factors.
What is the addiction?
Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder. People who have anorexia nervosa have a deep and extreme fright of gaining weight. They strictly limit the amount of intake food, and in result become dangerously thin.
Is it organic or non-organic?
Anorexia nervosa can be an organic and non-organic disorder. The reason it is non-organic is because being anorexic can have something to do with an incident or a situation that happened in their life. Some people say “I don’t feel like eating anymore,” or “I’m not pretty enough to eat.” On the other hand, you can say that this disorder is organic because if you are born with natural chemical imbalances in your body, your brain automatically sends you messages and you lose your appetite to eat.
Others Common Factors
Family and Society pressure
They Are Two Type of Anorexia Nervosa
When the individual severely limits the amount of intake food (especially if contain fat), and/or refuses to eat. This person may also extremely exercise.
When the individual eats then force themselves to vomit.
They are both deadly
What do they want ?


Anorexics like many other addicts do not admit that they are addicted, they find their behavior normal.
Who is the type of person who is most at risk for this addiction?
The average age that people have Anorexia Nervosa is between 17-22 years. The age for this disorder is appearing to get younger and younger. There are even girls who are at the age of 11 and are suffering through this dangerous disorder. According to Central Region Eating Disorder Service one in four teenage may suffer from the symptoms of an eating disorder. They also have researched that in Canada 80% of females have issues with food and body, and 20% of young people will do something along the lines of an eating disorder.
Anorexia nervosa in other words: nervous loss of appetite
Biological Factor:
Studies have shown that this addiction might be genetic. It's also believed that they might be a hormone imbalance, which affects the individual's moods, appetite, and memory.
Psychological factor:
The person has a distorted imagine of the body, and an extreme fear of becoming overweight.
Emotional & Behavior
Extreme weight loss
Thin appearance
Abnormal blood counts
Dizziness or fainting
A bluish discoloration of the fingers
Hair that thins, breaks or falls out
Soft, downy hair covering the body
Absence of menstruation
Dry skin
Intolerance of cold
Irregular heart rhythms
Low blood pressure
Refusal to eat
Denial of hunger
Afraid of gaining weight
Lying about how much food has been eaten
Excessive exercise
Flat mood (lack of emotion)
Social withdrawal
Preoccupation with food
Reduced interest in sex
Depressed mood
Possible use of laxatives, diet aids or herbal products
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Talk to someone
Stay away of anything that triggers being thin
Seek for professional help
Stages of recovery
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The End
Before We Begin
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