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I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

I have bulimia or binge eating disorder, how to tell?

Purging: Both bulimia and binge eating disorder are characterized by eating large quantities of food, rapidly and often to the point of pain. There's a sense of a loss of control during the binge and intense feelings of shame and guilt. Bulimia involves purging (vomiting, exercising, laxatives or restricting) as a compensatory measure to get rid of the food from the binge. ...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


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Do you know how media influenced anorexia nervosa?

Do you know how media influenced anorexia nervosa?

Advertising has: made women see super unhealthy thinness as attractive. This has led to self consciousness about weight & added to the rise in anorexia and bulimia. ...Read more

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How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

How do people start becoming anorexic & bulimia nervosa?

Eating Disorders: Usually begins with low self worth combined with peer and cultural pressure to be thin. Read the updated articles on eating disorders on the soundmindz.Org website for education and support. Best. ...Read more

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How could you describe somebody with anarexia and/or bulimia nervosa?

How could you describe somebody with anarexia and/or bulimia nervosa?

Missing out. Scared.: At-risk for many bad things. Can't get no satisfaction. ... To get an idea of what it's like for someone w/ an eating disorder, watch dr laura hill's ted talk "eating disorders from the inside out." summary: "calm, pleasure ; satisfaction is what most people experience after eating. But 4 people w/eating disorders, food brings anxiety, disturbance ; noise." watch here: http://bit.Ly/169jpxk. ...Read more

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I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

I need to know what is your opinion on anorexia nervosa/ bulimia nervosa?

They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more

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Tell me everything about bulimia nervosa?

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Tell me everything about bulimia nervosa?

Bulimia Nervosa: Is from the greek words meaning ravenous hunger. It is an eating disorder characterized by binging & purging, consuming large amount of food in short time then vomiting/taking laxative or diuretic/excessive exercising. More in females. Majority are of normal weight. They have impulsive behaviors such as overspending, & family history of eating disorders, mood disorders & substance abuse.Tx is ssri. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when people think eating disorder, they mostly think anorexia or bulimia?

The media: Anorexia and bulimia are more well known b/c they have been more publicized in the media. Binge eating disorder is actually more common in both women and men and is starting to be recognized as a legitimate disorder in addition to the others which can cause significant physical health problems and functional impairment. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

Help? I believe I have anorexia nervosa?

See medical attentio: If you think you have and eating disorder, see your physician promptly. Persons with anorexia nervosa are below the average weight of that age group, have a distorted body image and feel that they still too fat in the midst of obvious low weight. It is a serious disorder that needs intervention as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating, what to do?

I have bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive eating, what to do?

You should see: Your family doctor to rule out any nutritional deficiencies. I would also recommend that you see an eating disorder specialist. Also a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders could be quite helpful. The therapist would be able to help you in terms of psychotherapy and overeaters anonymous is another resource that you should look into. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Bulimia Nervosa: Yes, anytime there is binging followed by a feeling of excessive guilt and loss of control followed by compensating either by purging, exercising or even starvation- this is bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

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What do you think people need to understand about anorexia nervosa?

What do you think people need to understand about anorexia nervosa?

That it is fatal: First and foremost people need to understand that this is a fatal disease unless treated aggresively. It is not something that can be treated at home by parents but rather requires expert medical/psychologic care. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

How do I overcome my binge eating disorder?

Get help: In order to overcome bing eating disorders, you will need the help of experts eating disorders. This is not something you can do on your own. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have laxative abuse (associated with purging anorexia nervosa)?

Seek medical help: This is not something that you can beat on your own. Get help from a medical professional with expertise in treating eating disorders. ...Read more

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I suffer from bulimia, how do people overcome this disorder?

With lots of help ;: Determination. Medical monitoring/ management is important. Working with a psychiatrist ;/or an addiction medicine specialist can also be very helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do you know if obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obssesive compulsive: Ocd is defined as a anxiety disorder with endless cycles of repeatative thoughts and bahaviour.Recurring thoghts and fears they can not control.Anxiety produced by these thoughts leads to perform certain rituals or routines.There is fear of jerms and diseases, or making mistakes etc.It can present with repeatative washing of hands or bathing or many other tasks.Person is aware but cannot stop. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have anorexia and binge eating disorder and bulemia?

Yes: Some people have all three. If you are doing a bit of all three, call a facility that treats eating disorders and get help asap. It can be treated, but if it goes on for too long some damage can be irreversible. Do not wait, get help! ...Read more

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How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

How to know if I have anorexia nervosa?

Seek medical ;: Psychiatric eval to know. Do you focus on your weight ; your body? Do you have normal or low weight but think you are fat? Do you skip meals? Weigh yourself often? Keeping looking in the mirror ; are always discontent w your body? Do you starve yourself? Do you over-exercise? Do you use laxatives, diuretics or enemas to control your weight (or make yourself vomit)? ...Read more

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Help please! I have binge eating disorder?

Help please! I have binge eating disorder?

Binge eating: Encourage you to try a 12 step program called over eater's anonymous. It is free, confidential, informative, supportive, ; can be effective. You will learn about your dysfunctional relationship w food as well as finding out about healthier coping behaviors. Would see your physician to determine if there are any underlying medical conditions. Working w an addiction medicine specialist can help. ...Read more

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Do anorexics or bulimia get more sympathy from others?

Do anorexics or bulimia get more sympathy from others?

Sadly: I don't know if you mean which person gets the most sympathy? Someone with bulimia or someone with anorexia? If that is your question, why would it matter? It shouldn't. We are all sad when our patients die, and feel bad for their families. ...Read more

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How come people not take binge eating disorder seriously?

The Other ED: I say the other ed, bc of the lack of awareness. Bed has not had the same amount of media exposure as anorexia and bulmia. When our media talks about individuals who are likely to have bed, they use the term obese. Bed is a serious condition and is life threatening. ...Read more