Top
20
Doctor insights on: Anorexia Bmi Involuntary Hospitallization

Share
1

1
What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

What etiology is implied when bulimia nervosa (purging type) leads to weight gain?

Calories abs rapidly: Most people with bulemia are normal wt. Depending on what is eaten and time before purge, many calories are absorbed rapidly digestion begins in the mouth. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
556 doctors shared insights

Body Mass Index (Definition)

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more


2

2
Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Absolutely Get Help: Dr elliot is totally correct. Seek professional help quickly starting with your pcp. This a complex problem requiring a lot of effort and work to control. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa difference?

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 usually underweight even though they perceive they are fat and bulimia primarily involves frequent binge eating and they are usually normal weight. Anorexia is the more severe disorder and can be lethal. These are the main differences. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

How do binge-eating disorder, anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect the lifespan?

Greatly: Untreated or under treated, eating disorders as a whole have up to a 25% mortality rate. That means that eating disorders can be deadly. Studies show treatment helps, and the more treatment, the lower the risk of complications and death. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
Anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise, high desire to achieve a goal?

Anorexia nervosa, excessive exercise, high desire to achieve a goal?

Common triad of: Symptoms. Get help now! anorexia nervosa kills! make an appointment with a psychiatrist with experience in treating this disorder. She will likely refer you to a therapist and a nutritionist as the team approach works best. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Fad diet: No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

What is anorexia nervosa vs bulemia?

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 cycles of overeating and then using abnormal ways of getting rid of what they've eaten (vomiting, laxative abuse). Anorexia has to do with unhealthy ways of trying to stay underweight (starvation, vomiting, laxatives) without the overeating episodes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Bouts of overating then starvation - bulimia or anorexia? combination possible?

Bouts of overating then starvation - bulimia or anorexia? combination possible?

Eating disorder: This sounds very much like the routine of a bulimic. You have the inappropriate eating followed by inappropriate ways to deal with that. What really matters, though, than putting a label on it, is that the person has a serious eating disorder that needs urgent evaluation and treatment. Who cares what you call it - either can kill you. Person should discuss with doctor ASAP for immediate treatment. ...Read more

10

10
Anorexia recovery rapid weight gain, what to do?

A team treatment: Approach is really important in recovery from anorexia nervosa. Recommend haivng input from a nutritionist, your physician and a behavioral health provider. Take care. ...Read more

11

11
What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

What is the criteria to be admitted into a  pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.

Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more

12

12
Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

What is the death rate from bulimia nervosa?

Surprisingly High: According to the national association of anorexia nervosa and associated eating disorders, eating disorders have the highest mortality rates of any mental disorder. The mortality rates vary considerably between studies and groups. A study published in the "american journal of psychiatry" (2009) gives the mortality rates: 4% for anorexia, 3.9% for bulimia and 5.2% for other eating disorders. ...Read more

14

14
Is bulimia or anorexia more dangerous?

Both can be fatal: Anorexia is harder to miss, because of the severe weight loss; the effective starvation impairs functions of a lot of body organs. Many with bulimia look fine weight-wise but are abusing their bodies with purging and vomiting, both of which can cause body chemistry problems, sometimes bad enough to be fatal; vomiting can destroy teeth and cause other stomach problems. ...Read more

15

15
Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

Can anorexia nervosa or very low body weight cause diabetes insipidus that requires ddap?

They're unrelated: Diabetes insipidus is independent of anorexia nervosa. But the prolonged aberrant changes to the metabolism in an can alter pituitary modulation of gonadatrophins; & cause inconsistent cortisol, adrenaline, & vasopressin production. When the latter occurs, clinical signs of diabetes insipidus may be seen. See . ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
16

16
How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

BED: Those with binge eating do, unlike bulimia, do not purge, fast, or engage in strenuous exercises. ...Read more

17

17
I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

Get professional: help. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Can one recovering from atypical anorexia nervosa with amenorrhea still experience pre-menstrual bloating/acne?

Absolutely : The recovery from anorexia means you have gained enough weight to begin menstruation again, and all the lovely things that come with it! Those symptoms would be two of them. ...Read more

19

19
How is a binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

How is a binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

To answer: Binge eating disorder patients purge less often than bulimic patients, however, both need professional help just as much. Also pateints can present with or without puprging at difeerent times. If you know someone with either condition please make sure they contact a specialist who works with a team of counselors, dieticians, primary care docotors and psychitrists for the best care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What is considered involuntary committed to a mental institution ?

What is considered involuntary committed to a mental institution ?

Involuntary commit: Some mental illnesses disturb a person's insight -- and s/he may not recognize his or her own illness. If the person is mentally ill, dangerous to self or others, or not taking care of self, then involuntary hospitalization is needed for treatment. This involves legal commitment processes that differ between states; the person can be detained for certain periods for evaluation, etc. ...Read more

Bmi (Definition)

Bmi or body mass index is how we define if a person is under or overweight. It is calculated my taking your height in meters and dividing it by your weight in kilograms squared. Or using a bmi calculator. A normal weight is a bmi between 18-25. Obese is a ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
751 doctors shared insights

Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more