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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are serious: Disorders which impact a person medically, emotionally ; spiritually. They can be life threatening ; warrant medical treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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