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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

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Thalassemia is a type of hemoglobinopathy. It is inherited from one or both of your parents. There are many kind of thalassemia. Most causes anemia (low red blood cell count). Anemia couod be severe requiring blood. Taking iron does not cure the disease. Thalassemia is common in people living in the mediteranian countries, africa, middle east, india, and sotheastern asia such ...Read more


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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

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How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

Could be same: Alcoholism is a slightly more imprecise term that could imply either alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol abuse is when someone continues to drink despite negative consequences. Alcohol dependence is when, in addition to alcohol abuse, the person also has physical dependence (needing to drink to avoid withdrawal) or tolerance (needing increasing amounts) or compulsive use. ...Read more

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What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

What are differences between anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?

The specific symptom: Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders which involve distorted body image and extreme weight loss,. Typically,, people with anorexia eat minimal amounts of food exercise excessively to lose,weight. People with bulimia may binge eat rather than restrict food intake and then purge through vomiting and/or laxative abuse. Both can lead to health problems and death. ...Read more

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What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

What are some of the health problems associated with anorexia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders?

Starving & other: The symptoms of anorexia are mostly related to starvation or malnutrition. They can be quite severe including heart failure, loss of bone strength, dehydration, loss of menstruation. Binge eating (eating too much at one sitting) is not really associated with symptoms other than weight gain. Binge eating and vomiting (bulimia) is associated with health problems that are due to the vomiting. ...Read more

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Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

Are there eating disorders other than anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating?

Yes there are.: Other eating disorders: cravings for specific foods or non-edible substances (clay or starch in pregnancy, dirt & ice in iron & zinc deficiencies, pica in children & adolescents eating any non-nutritive substance), psychiatric disorders looking like eating disorders (depression, somatization disorders, schizophrenia) with food aversions, body distortions, delusions, paranoia that affect eating. ...Read more

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What are the social and cultural causes of binge eating disorder?

Self-hatred: Eating disorders are a form of self - hating. There are very rare, if any, genetic forms of this. We are born dependent and loving beings. At some critical junction in our development, we are negatively adulterated in a manner that becomes imprinted in our brain matter. We come to hate that part of us...And that may last a lifetime. ...Read more

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How are alcoholism and alcohol dependence different?

How are alcoholism and alcohol dependence different?

They are one in the: Same. When you become dependent on alcohol, i.e., addicted to alcohol, you suffer from alcoholism. ...Read more

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What are eating disorders besides anorexia and bullimia?

What are eating disorders besides anorexia and bullimia?

Binge Eating: The two you mentioned are the primary eating disorders. Binge eating is currently under research and is characterized by a minimum of 2 binges per week for at least 6 months. A binge is defined as a discrete period of time where an unusually large amount of food is consumed, and the individual feels unable to stop. No inappropriate compensatory methods are use to prevent a weight gain. ...Read more

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What is the diffrence between bulimia vs binge and purge anorexia?

What is the diffrence between bulimia vs binge and purge anorexia?

Weight & body image: Bulimia typically involves intake of massive amounts of calories with purging to prevent weight gain; if no purging occurs, obesity is the inevitable result. Otherwise, weight usually is within the normal range, and many with bulimia do not have major distortions in body image. Anorexia requires body weight 85% or less of expected with disturbed body image; can re restricting or binge/purge. ...Read more

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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

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How are tobacco addiction and alcoholism similar tendenceies?

How are tobacco addiction and alcoholism similar tendenceies?

Habits are habits: Addictive behavior has common underpinnings despite the various chemicals, physical or mechanical, or ritualistic, behaviors may initiate them. Areas of the brain are involved similarly regardless of the addicting substance. Dopamine is a prime mediator of addiction. ...Read more

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What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

What physical effects of anorexia and bulimia are there?

Serious/ complicated: Anorexia: loss of menstruation, hair loss, osteoporosis, slowing of the thyroid gland, slow heart rate , are all symtoms of the body trying to protect itself from starvation. Bulemia: if it involves binging and purging; can erode the teeth, can cause loss of electrolytes tha are essential for the heart. Purging can cause a tear in the esophagus which could be life threatenning. Get help! ...Read more

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How does binge-eating disorder differ from bulimia nervosa?

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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

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What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

What is the link between atheletes/models and binge purge eating disorders?

Not totally clear: Some activities, e.g., dancing, gymnastics, modeling, wrestling, place high value on a certain body type. "success" may become linked to a person being at or near the bottom of ideal weight--and may encourage practices such as binging to achieve that weight. Susceptible indviduals, once having started, may find it impossible to stop, partly because of effects of starvation on thinking processes. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism and addiction hereditary?

Is alcoholism and addiction hereditary?

Absolutely: Irrefutable evidence from multiple different methods support both a biologic basis and a genetic basis (including but not limited to hereditary factors) in addictions. Eric Nestler, MD, PhD is the world's leader in this arena and has many great review articles. ...Read more

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Can occasional binge drinking lead to alcoholism?

Can occasional binge drinking lead to alcoholism?

Possibly: Traditional alcoholics drink every day or risk going into withdrawal. Binge drinking over time can easily develop into daily drinking, however. The destructive effects of binge drinking are substantial and include health problems, potential legal problems, and relationship problems. Binge drinkers need to ask themselves why they overindulge and try to find strategies to quit. ...Read more

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What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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What's the psychiatric features difference between anorexia and bulimia?

BMI: People with anorexia nervosa must be abnormally underweight whereas those with bulimia nervosa are often in the normal weight range or even overweight. There are other differences as well, but this is probably the best single factor that can be used to discriminate between the two. Binging and purging can occur in either. ...Read more

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Can someone describe symptoms of bulimia and anorexia?

Common symptoms: Abnormal eating habits involving either insufficient (anorexia) or excessive(bulimia) food intake to the detriment of the individual's physical or emotional health. These include restricted food intake in anorexia, episodes of binge eating (bulimia), abnormal diet, and/or purging__evacuation of food by vomiting, taking laxatives, diuretics, enemas or engaging in intense exercise. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more