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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...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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Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Is anorexia nervosa curable?

Yes, with difficulty: Generally, treatment is best done by a psychiatrist/psychologist who is part of an eating disorders treatment program as treatment needs to be multi-modal and is difficult. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?

What's the best treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Multidisciplinary!: Regardless of the age or sex of the patient, a team of clinicians working together to address the various aspects of this disease is key. This may include a nurse, pediatrician/family physician, psychiatrist, therapist and nutritionist/dietician. The severity of the symptoms will determine if this occurs in hospital or as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for atypical anorexia nervosa and atypical bulimia nervosa?

What are the symptoms for atypical anorexia nervosa and atypical bulimia nervosa?

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 professional who specializes in eating disorders. Eating disorders can damage your health and even kill you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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Which treatment is effective for anorexia nervosa?

Which treatment is effective for anorexia nervosa?

U may need several. : Type of treatment , including inpatient and or er. If have it talk with u physician. ...Read more

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What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

What medications are usually given for eating disorders? Either for bulimia, binge eating, or anorexia?

That depends: On whether you have associated MEDICAL ISSUES that require medication. In rare cases eating disorders have a purely medical or neurological basis. Most of the time these are psychiatric types of issues which can be approached with or without medication. Need a good clean diagnosis first by a trained expert. Search out a good psychologist/psychiatrist for guidance and help. ...Read more

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Describe the causes symptoms and treatment for anorexia nervosa?

Describe the causes symptoms and treatment for anorexia nervosa?

This is too broad a: Topic to cover in 400 characters or less. Check out this great article by mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/anorexia/basics/definition/con-20033002. ...Read more

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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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What causes anorexia nervosa?

What causes anorexia nervosa?

Unknown: The exact cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown. As with many diseases, it's probably a combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. There may be genetic changes that make some people more vulnerable to developing anorexia. Some emotional characteristics may contribute to anorexia. Peer pressure may help fuel the desire to be thin, particularly among young girls. ...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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Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

Is vomiting a mandatory symptom for diagnosis of binge eating disorders?

No: Self induced vomiting is the most common method to compensate for binge eating episodes in the purging type of bulimia nervosa. Others include misuse of laxatives. Diuretics, enemas. However there are other methods of compensating which include excessive exercise and fasting classified as the nonpurging type. ...Read more

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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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Help please! is full recovery from anorexia nervosa possible?

Help please! is full recovery from anorexia nervosa possible?

Takes Grit & Support: For someone w/ anorexia, recovery is both physical (eating a balanced diet 2 get the nutrients the body needs & 2 get hormones back in balance) & psychological (finding new ways of coping w/ intense feelings, body image expectations, etc.) recovery can be very tough though & relapse is common, so having good medical/mental health team is the ideal. See anad for information: http://www.Anad.Org. ...Read more

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

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Advice for someone with a binge eating disorder?

Eating DO's: Work on self image/self esteem issues with a therapist experienced with cognitive behavior therapy for eating disorders. Prognosis is favorable with commitment to years of therapy. ...Read more

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Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Is brain surgery a potential treatment for binge eating disorder?

Should not be done: Binge eating disorder is a psychiatric/behavioral disorder, not a neurosurgical disorder. As a specialty, we do not perform psychosurgery as a rule. There are some rare exceptions (ocd). Eating disorders are best managed by counseling and behavior modification. ...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 criteria constitute an eating disorder?

What criteria constitute an eating disorder?

Varies: There are several eating disorders and each has its own criteria. In general, if you are eating in a manner that is deleterious to your health you have an eating disorder. This includes, but is not limited to, not eating, causing vomiting, using laxatives, over eating, binge eating, or eating in a way that causes poor nutrition. ...Read more

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What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

What's the dsm IV diagnosis for an adolescent with conduct disorder?

Conduct D/O: It is two pages long , u can find it on google: aggression towards people and animals, destruction of property, deceitfulness or theft and serious violation of rules. ...Read more