Eating disorders generally refer to conditions involving excessive eating. Characterized by abnormal and unhealthy eating habits, an individual with eating disorders suffers from different emotional, physical and mental problems. The consequences of eating disorders can be anxiety and depression which tend to affect the person’s ability to live a normal life.
Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by the refusal to maintain a healthy minimum body weight, by an intense fear of gaining weight and by a distorted perception about one’s body image. Anorexia Nervosa manifests in a maladaptive set of behaviors that is fueled by an overwhelming desire for thinness and can cause many medical problems (cardiac arrest, kidney damage, liver damage, etc.) and... Read more about Anorexia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is a psychological disorder classified as an eating disorder not otherwise specified. It is characterized by disturbing episodes of overeating in which individuals feel a loss of control. Persons with binge eating disorder tend to have episodes of eating large quantities of food until they feel ill or uncomfortable. These episodes are often triggered by emotionally stressful events or situations. People with binge eating disorder may have varying degrees of obesity; however the... Read more about Binge Eating Disorder
Bulimia Nervosa is a psychological eating disorder that is characterized by a period of binge eating followed by inappropriate means of weight control such as self-induced vomiting (purging), the most common form, and other methods such as the use of laxatives and diuretics, fasting, enemas, and over-exercise. The binge eating behavior of a Bulimic individual is highly associated with major depression and stress. The behavior of one with Bulimia Nervosa is also closely related with other psychiatric... Read more about Bulimia Nervosa
Childhood Eating Disorder
Eating disorders are not only common among adults; even children can suffer from eating disorder which is known as childhood eating disorders. This kind of disorder is characterized by extreme worry with food and weight. Eating disorders include many types and subtypes such as: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, but the two major eating disorders that are common and seen in children nowadays are anorexia and... Read more about Childhood Eating Disorder