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Eating disorders not eating at all?

Eating disorders not eating at all?

It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more

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Eating Disorder (Definition)

A psychiatric condition characterized by abnormal eating habits and dysfunctional relationship with food. Examples of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia ...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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Can eating disorder such as anorexia and compulsive eating cause gastritis?

Can eating disorder such as anorexia and compulsive eating cause gastritis?

Possibly.: An eating disorder can cause gastritis if there is vomiting associated with it or if a person is not eating enough, compared to the amount of acid produced in the stomach for normal digestion. The symptoms of gastritis, which can include nausea and pain, can also be caused by overeating or hunger from not eating enough. You should discuss this with your doctor and be examined. ...Read more

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Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

Are eating disorders (anorexia/bulimia) genetic?

Anorexia: This is one theory as to predisposition but does not always apply. Psycho social factors are important in etiology. ...Read more

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Which eating disorder is binging and starving?

Possibly Bulimia: It's possible that binging and starving could be part of an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa. However, only a trained professional can properly evaluate the situation to decide if there is an eating disorder, and, if so, which eating disorder may exist. ...Read more

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How are an "eating disorder" and "disordered eating" different?

Degree of function: Disordered eating can take many shapes and forms from eating too much, too little, rituals with food and eating patterns, unusual food selections and so on... However, an eating disorder follows specific definitions set fourth in the dsm-5. But to answer simply, disordered eating becomes an eating disorder when it cause significant impairment in one's ability to function and cause health risks. ...Read more

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Are eating disorders and depression genetic?

Are eating disorders and depression genetic?

Genetics: Yes, genetics plays a significant role in both these conditions . . . But is far from the only factor. There are many environmental influences also. Also you can do much to help yourself and avoid these outcomes, even if you may have certain genetic inheritance. ...Read more

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Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is disordered eating the same as eating disorders?

Yes & no: Other symptoms of eating disorder need be present such as binging, purging, fasting, frantic efforts to lose wt., etc. ...Read more

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How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

Eating disorder: People with eating disorders often feel ashamed of their eating habits and want to plan their eating secretly as to not meet with disapproval. Best. ...Read more

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Is nonstop xs eating a symptom of eating disorder?

Eating: Cd probably means excess. Could be medical causes such as diabetes, medications, or eating disorder if other symptoms ate present such as binging/purging. ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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What causes binge eating disorder?

What causes binge eating disorder?

Binge Eating: People who compulsively overeat, though, may use food as their only way of coping with negative emotions. As a result, they often feel that their eating is out of control. They think about food all the time and feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after eating. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/features/compulsive-overeating-and-how-to-stop-it ...Read more

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Witch kind of doctor can help you with a eating disorder eating disorder is binge eating

Witch kind of doctor can help you with a eating disorder eating disorder is binge eating

Therapist: Your best resource will be a counselor or therapist or psychiatrist. They are critical in helping people overcome their eating disorders. Eating disorders typically have several different issues at their core, and often involve self-esteem or feelings of being out of control in their lives. They can be overcome! it is hard, requires a lot of courage and hard work- don't lose hope. ...Read more

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When will disordered eating turn into an eating disorder?

When will disordered eating turn into an eating disorder?

Probably not: An eating disorder is a symptom of an underlying neuropsychiatric problem, such as OCD or anxiety. Disordered eating is a misguided voulntary attempt to lose weight by limiting foods or portions. Check with your doctor to see if you fall into the former category, or need nutritional guidance. ...Read more

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Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

It can be for some: Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food. The behavior with food expresses an underlying issue, conflict or problem. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of a deeper problem or conflict, such as anxiety. Obesity is usually a result of eating too much, but that may or may not be a result of binge eating. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

Possible: There is no definition that eating junk food is an eating disorder. But anything in your behavior that affects your health and performance constitutes a problem so, ask yourself how is your eating junk food affecting your health and life. ...Read more

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Is eating disorders genetic?

Nature vs Nurture: You can inherit characteristics that make you susceptible to ED or increase your risk, but you may also be observing disorder behavior & maladaptive coping skills. Example, if you are at risk for anxiety due to parent's history, you might have observed their manner of coping through the use of food. Through genetics & observed behavior you might also be diagnosed w/anxiety and/or eating disorder. ...Read more

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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