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anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Patterson
48 years experience Psychiatry
Anoexia/Bulimia: Both are eating disorders and more common in females. Anorexia primarily involves restriction of food intake in order not to gain weight therefore are ... Read More
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
And: Current treatments for anorexia are not very effective. However, treatments for bulimia tend to work.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anorexia/bulimia: Both are eating disorders. Anorexia is dieting inspire of low weight. Bulimia is binging and purging.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss,. Typically,, people with anorexia ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Eating disorder is: the overall term for the conditions you mention. Rather than fine-tuning that here, please see your doctor and ultimately a mental health professiona ... Read More
Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eating disorder NOS: patients are usually normal weight, have mixed features of both disorders, such as restriction as well as engage in binge eating/purging, and it is co ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Spitz
10 years experience Clinical Psychology
Death: Untreated eating disorders can have devastating effects on the sufferers. Please read this link for a breakdown: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Malnutrition: Both of these disorders are known to cause malnutrition, which can be life threatenting. There are other health consequences as well, but they depend ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Eating DO: Depends on severity and if treatment is saught early.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Eating patterns: In anorexia nervosa, people refrain from eating, often exercising and becoming dangerously thin. Bulemic patients overeat, then vomit or use diureticd ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Similar, Different: Both of these terms have to do with unhealthy ways of dealing with food, body weight, and body composition. Bulimia refers to people who go through cy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Symptoms differ: An is a fixed belief that one is "fat" that leads to calorie restriction, exercise, or both, despite actually being markedly underweight. Bulimia is ... Read More
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