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Recently been diagnosed with Anorexia and depression from a pyschiatrist at a weight disorder unit, does this mean I have a mental illness?
Terms don't matter: The term "Mental Illness" is not necessary but it is standard. Most Emotional/Behavioral disorders differ from other medical conditions in many ways. But healthcare systems blur the distinctions and Rx's are used so much that it's easy to see why. How you feel and act impacts your body and visa versa. You've developed bad ways of dealing w/ food and also deep misery. Get help to live better, ok? ...Read more
Support & Knowledge: Once someone w/anorexia starts his/her recovery -starts reversing effects of malnutrition by eating a balanced diet 2get the nutrients the body needs & 2get hormones back in balance- s/he can start 2heal. But recovery can be very tough though & relapse is very common. Really helps 2have good medical/mental health team, 2know a lot re: anorexia; & 2have strong support net. Http://www. Anad. Org. ...Read more
I am currently being treated for anorexia. My back has been an issue for me so my doctor sent me for an X-ray. My spine doesn't curve. Help?
??? -xray report: The human spine has natural curves in it: get a written xray report and consult with your private doctor. ...Read more
Long List Bad Things: Include: malnutrition, heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair loss, tooth loss, body hair, bone loss, etc. See anad- natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib. One stat: about 24 million people in us suffer from an ed. One ed, anorexia nervosa = the most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more
! st be evaluated.: First a person who is having anorexia needs to be evaluated by a physician to be certain that there are no medical reasons for the anorexia or that there are no medical effects of the anorexia that need to be treated. If the the underlying reason is a psychological or emotional one, usually therapy is very helpful. The person her or himself will play an important role in getting better. ...Read more
How can I get rid of food obsession? From pro anorexia to bulimia. I have try phsychotherapy but didn't help me
Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www. Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more
Drink less water: Bloating is made much worse by drinking large amounts of water with meals as it increases a hormone (cck), triggered by the stretch receptors of the stomach. If you are struggling with bloating with food, try to drink adequately between meals, but don't drink at at the table. ...Read more
I do agree with dr. Kuhn, but I believe it is very important to know that anorexia is not
really "cured".I believe there is a genetic predisposition to eating disorders, just like alcohol and drug addiction but, with eating disorders, it can be even more difficult because one "could completely stop alcohol and drugs" but a patient must learn to live with "eating" and see expert drs. And therapists. ...Read more
Yes: Like any other medical or psychiatric problem, help is available. Severity has an influence on outcome generally but isn't always a good predicter. The more severe the traumas suffered the more intense and varied the interventions necessary to make changes. The goal is to improve mood, functioning and protect against serious medical problems. Early diagnosis and treatment improve the outcome. ...Read more
How do people get anorexia? Is it a genetic disease? If you want to be anorexic and act as one would, will you become anorexic?
Anorexia nervosa: Excuse me -- why would you want a deadly illness? Anorexia nervosa does show genetic transmission; it is not complete, but studies with twins show that it's highly heritable. Others can develop it too, but people with this illness suffer and cause their families and significant others suffering too. Please consult a psychiatrist about your desire for self-harm. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Although there is an association with childhood OCD and anorexia nervosa, most people with OCD do not develop anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is, itself, a serious illness with inherent obsessive-compulsive features, so there is considerable symptom overlap between anorexia nervosa and ocd. Anorexia nervosa is a life-threatening illness and anyone who may have it needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more
Risks of or for?:
Here are websites for both:
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anorexia/ds00606/dsection=risk...
Risk factors by mayo clinic staff. Certain risk factors increase the risk of anorexia, including: being female. Anorexia is more common in girls and women.
www. Choosehelp. Com/topics/.../anorexia-nervosa...risks. Html
anorexia nervosa, the deadliest mental-health disorder, is a fixation on weight control. ...Read more
Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat. Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad. These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising. They have distorted body image. Could die. ...Read more
Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsions for many things in this world; I believe the tendency for anorexia will always be there; but no longer acted upon. So, I believe that anorexia can become inactive in a person---that would be a cure in my experience. ...Read more
Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters. ...Read more
Complex disease: This is a complex difficult disease that requires multidisciplinary approach. I would start by talking to your doctor to do a physical assessment to see how urgent your situation is. Good luck and be well! ...Read more
Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this. ...Read more
Multiple Factors: There is no one cause for the onset of anorexia nervosa eating disorder. Predisposing factors, including genetic susceptibility, have been shown in research to account for up 60% of cause of onset. Precipitating factors are often related to emotional factors and stressors including trauma. Social and media expectations also receive some blame. Short answer, a combination of biology/environment. ...Read more
Stats: In a national comorbidity replication survey of over 9, 000 people in the U.S. Conducted from 2001-2003 the findings indicated that the lifetime prevalence rates for women were 0.9% for anorexia nervosa, 1.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 3.5% for binge eating disorder. For men, the lifetime prevalence was 0.3% for anorexia nervosa, 0.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 2% for binge eating disorder. ...Read more
See below: Anorexia is a serious disorder in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and can become dangerously thin. Signs of anorexia include less than normal weight, negative body image, and obsession with food. Comprehensive patient advice on Anorexia go to: http://bit. Ly/1AAnAGD ...Read more
Many: Anorexia denotes a decrease in, or lack of both appetite & hunger. This can be caused by to mention a few causes emotional disorder, drugs, nutritional & endocrine deficiencies, anemia, etc. In a person especially a female at your age it is a very serious condition and I would advise you not to delay and get to see your family physician ASAP if you are indeed concerned about anorexia. ...Read more
Odd Food Behaviors: Preoccupation with food or dieting are generally the earliest signs of anorexia nervosa. The following are also early warning signs: refusing to eat, denying hunger, poor concentration, skipping meals, limiting intake to only certain foods, excuses for not eating, obsession with body size and shape, excessive exercise, wearing baggy clothes, and repeated weighing of themselves. ...Read more
Got Change?: It might help 2 learn about the 5-stage "transtheoretical model of change" advanced by diclemente & prochaska. These stages include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action & maintenance. U might want 2 figure out where u are w/ respect 2 taking steps 2 recover from anorexia nervosa. For help: natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/16crmyh. (630) 577-1330. ...Read more