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Anorexia-Bulimia: Some Anorexics will not eat much ,then have a binge-purge session. These people are sometimes referred to as having Anorexia-Bulimia. Thank you for informing about Depression, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder; and taking Busipirone and Amphetamine. See Psychiatrist •To confirm your Diagnoses , •Benefits and side effects of Busipirone and Amphetamine, •Other effective medications •Intensive Therapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Anorexia is refusal maintain weight at or above a minimally normal weight. Also intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat even though they are underweight. Women have absence of at least three consecutive menstrual cycles. In bulimia, there are recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate behavior to prevent weight gain -self induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can there be unhealthy relationships with food/eating that are non anorexic/bulimic? How would they be diagnosed and addressed?
Poor diet: You may be talking about poor food choices. Generally speaking, we all need protein, GOOD fats, and carbs. Our body needs to recognize the nutrition we take in. Additives and preservatives in food are not recognized and can cause harm. Avoid things like transfats, sugar, and artificial sweeteners. Please see nutritionist. Ask doc for a nutritional panel lab work. Peace & health. ...Read more
Anorexia/Bulimia.: I commend you for your Recovery from Anorexia/Bulimia. Now, the the Wise Woman in you reflect: What stress caused the condition? How was life affected? What helped-your personal determination, support groups, support from family, Therapy, medication? Reasons to lose weight now? What weight would you like to have? Need for Support Groups Please see a Psychiatrist for Therapy, diet, exercise, weight ...Read more
Many things: Electrolyte abnormalities would be the most immediate concern that would show up in both blood tests and ekg. Blood tests may be used to evaluate the nutritional status as well and any other disorders that may show up after history, physical examination and results of initial tests. ...Read more
I have anorexic/bulimic tendencies. I do self harm (cutting). I am depressed as constantly think of suicide. I feel like i'm going insane.Help?:(
Seek Consistent Help: It sounds like things are getting out of control for you pretty quickly and I am concerned about your safety. I would encourage you to contact your physician's office or any mental health professional whom you might already be seeing. If your immediate safety is in question, then you need to go to your closest emergency room. In the long run you need to establish consistent mental health care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I drunk red wine on Saturday night and since I've had black tar like stools , is it the red wine or the anorexia/bulimia ? Thanks
Anorexia/bulemia: Hello Amanda, please see your doctor soon. Anorexia and bulimia are both commonly associated with gastritis, ulcers and G.I. bleeding. From your history I think any doctor would suspect that you have bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. This can be very dangerous and you should see your doctor ASAP or go to an ER if he can't see you immediately. Also, stop throwing up. ...Read more
I starve all day, only an apple, then BINGE AND PURGE ALOT. Am I anorexic, bulimic or both. 5'3" and 80lbs and take laxatives to prevent water weight?
Not rare enough: In my practice there has been a great deal of overlap between eating disorders and cutting. Especially among young women who felt pressure to be perfect and who were very frustrated by anger that they couldn't express. Anyway - the frequency is not important. Getting help is! And, you can. Psychotherapy works (if you want it to.) The EDs can do serious bodily damage, so it is important. Best 2U! ...Read more
Yes: Yes -- some people with anorexia not only severely control the amount of food they eat, but also purge through vomiting, using laxatives & diuretics, etc. They may also exercise way out of proportion to the amount needed for enjoyment or physical health. They don't usually binge on large quantities of food before making themselves vomit, however. ...Read more
Cutting: Rate for Anorexia in the population is 0.4% for females. For bulimia it is 1-1.5%. Less is known about men. Accurate numbers on persons who cut in non-suicidal ways is difficult to ascertain since few seek medical help. In my clinical experience over the last few years I am seeing more adolescent and young adult males for cutting than I have seen in 20+ years. ...Read more
I used to be anorexic and bulimic and I am afraid I am going to revert back if i don't lose these last 15-20 lbs.?
You do not want to : You do not want to know! they are simply killing themselves, starving their bodies of important nutrition. Anorexia and bulimia are suicidal acts although until the damage is close to irreversible they cannot be hospitalized against their will. They usually are in denial and do not even see how imatiated they look. ...Read more
Can you be both anorexic and bulimic at the same time? My daughter is a little underweight her daughter is not concern. He says she is in excellent health both mentally and physically. She eats a lot and loves food, but does not gain weight. My mom and da
Before : Before we go any further, being a skinny person does not mean that you have an eating disorder. Some skinny people have eating disorders and some skinny people donâ€™t. Genetics can have an impact. Here is some information that comes from the dsm (diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders). Here are some of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa. Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (maintaining a body weight less than 85% of the expected weight). An intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though the person is underweight. Self-perception that is grossly distorted, excessive emphasis on body weight in self-assessment, and weight loss that is either minimized or not acknowledged completely. Missing three consecutive periods or failing to have a period without being treated with hormones. (this applies to women. It is likely not to apply to her since you referred to her as a child). There is a binge eating/ purging type (the individual regularly engages in binge eating or purging behavior which involves self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas during the current episode of anorexia.) there is also a restricting type (the individual severely restricts food intake but does not regularly engage in the behaviors seen in the binge-eating type.) here are some criteria for bulimia nervosa. Recurrent episodes of binge eating. An episode of binge eating is characterized by both of the following: eating, in a discrete period of time (e.g., within any two hour period), an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances. A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g., a feeling that one cannot stop eating or control what or how much one is eating). Recurrent inappropriate compensatory behavior in order to prevent weight gain, such as self-induced vomiting; misuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications; fasting; or excessive exercise. The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months. Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight. The disturbance does not occur exclusively during episodes of anorexia nervosa. There is a purging type: during the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. There is also a nonpurging type: during the current episode of bulimia nervosa, the person has used other inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but has not regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. In up to 60% of cases, patients with bulimia nervosa report prior histories of anorexia nervosa. Although criteria for these disorders are listed in the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders; these diagnoses should be made by a trained professional. ...Read more
Not at all: But this need not worry you. These are both eating disorders and an expert will know how to tell the difference. Briefly, bulimics can present with a wide range of bmis but they do eat. They often eat more than they feel okay with and purge in some way to fix it. Most importantly, it is a serious for health and a good idea to get it behind you. Find good help - it's there and it works if you try. ...Read more
Complex Reasons: Glad u r asking this question! pls learn about eds & seek expert help. Check "get help" pg of website of natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call their helpline: (630) 577-1330. Eds cause serious damage 2self, relationships. One ed, anorexia nervosa=most fatal mental disorder: about 10% w/anorexia die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more