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Could there be a disease for the opposite of anorexia?

Could there be a disease for the opposite of anorexia?

Yes: Prader-willi syndrome is a genetic disorder so it's not exactly opposite to anorexia. More common is the 'sea-food diet' syndrome. We see food. We eat it. We get fat. ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


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What is the opposite of anorexia, where you think you are too thin?

What is the opposite of anorexia, where you think you are too thin?

Body dysmorphic: Anorexics have body image distortions and compulsions to be thin. Some don't admit to thinking they are fat but look at parts of their bodies that they want thinner. Some boys or men think they are too small and want to bulk up. This can also be a variant of the same problem of body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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I starve, then i cave in and eat uncontrollably, then sometimes i puke it out. But anorexia and binge eating are opposite right?

I starve, then i cave in and eat uncontrollably, then sometimes i puke it out. But anorexia and binge eating are opposite right?

Anorexia & Bulimia: I agree with dr. Singer about the dangers of eating disorders. Some people combine anorexia and bulimia in their day-to-day lives, alternately restricting and binging on food -- plus vomiting like you describe. It's called bulimarexia, and is a very complicated eating problem that requires professional treatment. Many anorexics purge also, even if they might not binge. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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What is anorexia?

What is anorexia?

Lack of desire 2 eat: Simply, the lack of desire to eat.Some very sick patients lack the desire to eat food tastes bad, feel full, food smells bad.These ptsmay have a terminal illness like some cancersanorexia nervosa is amedical/psych condition that is characterized by a feeling of control-euphoric- about losing wt, often by not eating, laxatives, vomiting, and or overexercising.They have distorted body image.Could die. ...Read more

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How do people beat anorexia?

How do people beat anorexia?

Anorexia: Anorexia is complex. I believe that anorexia becomes better, can be controlled, and not be the "center" of one's lfe. But, just as there are compulsions for many things in this world; i believe the tendency for anorexia will always be there; but no longer acted upon. So, i believe that anorexia can become inactive in a person---that would be a cure in my experience. ...Read more

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I have anorexia. Plz advice?

Complex disease: This is a complex difficult disease that requires multidisciplinary approach. I would start by talking to your doctor to do a physical assessment to see how urgent your situation is. Good luck and be well! ...Read more

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What are signs of anorexia?

What are signs  of anorexia?

Orexin: We neuroscientist are understanding eating disorders which are making us humble new molecule orexin is being studied along with serotonin and histamine in the struggles pts with eating disorders has so we doctors still are learning but anorexia is the internal image of self pt has about them self which is created by various factors including enmeshed relationship disturbed neurotranmitters. ...Read more

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What can be done for anorexia?

Anorexia: As an eating disorder, several things are involved in treatment, to include; medical treatment of associated conditions such as osteoporosis, heart problems, depression; nutritional counseling by a certified dietitian; individual psychotherapy & family therapy. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Here you go: Sample eating disorder recovery meal plans | healing for ... Healingforeatingdisorders.Com/sample-meal-plans-for... Examples of eating disorder meal plans and how to design your daily food plan to overcome bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or eating disorder.Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of anorexia?

What are the signs of anorexia?

Several: One would have great concern with body size and weight, and would fear gaining weight. Would restrict food intake in order to lose or control weight. May purge via vomiting or use of laxatives, diuretics, or extreme exercise. Refuses to keep a normal body weight, and has a very distorted body image. Much painful emotion behind all this. ...Read more