Eating disorders, whether anorexia, bulimia, compulsive overeating or one of the many other types of eating disorders, are often associated with an unrealistic view of oneself. Those who suffer from eating disorders can have poor body image and unrealistic expectations of how much they should weigh. Some will literally starve themselves to death in order to achieve an unrealistic goal of weight loss. Eating disorders affect mainly women, but can affect men as well.
Eating disorders are treatable, but the psychological roots of the disorder must be addressed for the patient to get well. Explore the possible causes of eating disorders, including body dysmorphic disorder or muscle dysmorphia. Also discover more about other eating disorders, including pica, compulsive exercising and others. Learn the treatment methods of various eating disorders, research, diagnosis, tips on recovering and how to help a loved one with an eating disorder.
Most binge eaters are overweight. Therefore, most of the medical problems associated with binge eating are due to the excess pounds. This article looks at the deleterious effects on health caused by this eating disorder.
Did you ever think eating healthy could be a problem? Well if it gets out of control, it can be. Learn how this can affect one’s health, and find more information about the eating disorder called orthorexia.
Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness characterized by a refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Read on for insight into what goes on in the mind of an anorexic.
As kids, we have often been told to eat healthy and stay away from “junk” food. Healthy eating gives the body more energy, boosts our immune system and strengthens bones. However, it appears that some people take their healthy eating to the extreme.
People with binge eating disorder (BED) can find some relief in psychological treatments, but typically these are unable to help with weight loss. Appetite suppressants have been proposed to help those with BED to lose weight. This article discusses the different types and their effectiveness.
Bulimics may appear quite “normal” and able to cope up with life, but inside they are insecure, lack confidence and are vulnerable. Those who suffer from this eating disorder may also be moody and secretive.
Families can help a recovering bulimic by being great listeners, seeking professional advice where necessary and setting good examples when it comes to healthy eating habits and lifestyle. Learn more about the right way to help a loved one who is on the path to recovery from bulimia.
A life-threatening binge and purge disorder, bulimia is characterized by bouts of excessive overeating followed by attempts to get rid of the food or calories through various means such as induced vomiting. To answer the question, ‘what is bulimia?’ we’ll look at causes and symptoms.
Just because something taste delicious does not mean we have to gorge ourselves until we are uncomfortable. There are tips and steps that we can learn to take to stop overeating and halt binge eating. We just have to make the commitment to control our appetite.
A key symptom of binge eating disorder is a loss of control while eating. This lack of control can be difficult to overcome, but this article offers tips and discusses therapies for controlling binge eating disorder.
Dating a bulimic can be challenging and you may feel helpless and clueless about the best ways to deal with your partner. But do not despair – you might just be what your lover needs to surpass this great challenge in his or her life.
Do you find yourself reaching for snacks at night? You feel cravings and you want to stop your night eating because you know it is not healthy to eat at night. However, controlling our cravings and stopping ourselves from night eating is not so simple. Like all habits, we need a plan.
Anorexia nervosa treatment is complex and underutilized, since anorexics do not recognize the need for treatment. Treatment is conducted inpatient or outpatient involving psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches. Few are efficacious; however, family-based therapy yields promising results.
The history of anorexia nervosa is extensive with reports dating back over 800 years ago. However, the term anorexia nervosa is relatively new. The history of anorexia nervosa reveals many diverse manifestations of the disorder.
We have all overeaten occasionally, perhaps at a buffet, taking extra helpings of dessert or overstuffing ourselves with chips and ice cream during a late night study session. But if this behavior becomes a regular and uncontrollable habit a person might be suffering from a binge eating disorder.