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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders is the term used for a group of serious mental illnesses that lead individuals to compromise their physical and mental health due to a problematic relationship with weight, body image, food and certain foods. These disorders can sometimes be life threatening.

 

A problematic relationship with food or body image can manifest in the form of binge eating, purging, food restriction, motivated exercise, and a host of other issues related to food or body image. Eating disorders can therefore take many forms, including the following:

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Bulimia

 

It is characterized by periods of binge eating, often followed by various ways to compensate for the binge, such as self-induced vomiting, directed exercise, or other behaviors. Individuals living with bulimia base their understanding of self-esteem on their weight or body image.

Emotional Eating

 

Using food once in a while as a reward, a reward, or to celebrate is not necessarily a bad thing. But when emotional eating is your primary coping mechanism; When their first impulse is to open the fridge whenever they are upset, angry, lonely, stressed, exhausted, the individual ends up getting stuck in an unhealthy cycle where the real feeling or problem is never addressed.

Compulsive Eating

 

It is characterized by periods of binge eating. Unlike bulimia, those who suffer from binge eating usually do not try to purge after binge eating. They can therefore significantly increase their weight and suffer the harmful consequences for their health. Depression, shame and low self-esteem are also often associated with binge eating.

Anorexia

 

Individuals with Nervous Anorexia restrict caloric intake due to intense fear of gaining weight. Calorie restriction results in significant weight loss as well as other negative health consequences. Some individuals with anorexia also engage in compensatory behaviors such as excessive exercise, self-induced vomiting, and use of diuretics. Anorexia can, in some cases, result in death. Affected individuals have a distorted body image and perceive themselves as overweight despite their dangerously low weight.

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