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Why Do People Say Anorexia Makes You Crazy
Loss Of Appetite: Anorexia, as a side effect, refers to a diminished or loss of appetite. Many medications, including the antidepressant buproprion, can lead to anorexia. I have found that medications causing nausea can also cause anorexia. Taking such medications at bedtime can help reduce the anorexia. Do not change the timing of any medication without first discussing with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
If you start to eat normally but don't want to gain weight, can I say that Anorexia has been cured.?
No desire to eat: Anorexia is when a person has no desire to eat (regardless of the cause). Therefore, if she wants to eat and starts eating normally, she does not have anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder in which one of the symptoms is anorexia. If she has anorexia nervosa, and starts to "eat normally", but doesn't want to gain weight even though still underweight... then she is still sick. ...Read more
Encourage: Being supportive is the best thing. Encourage the person to be honest with with their own feelings and honest with you. Be supportive and and encourage them to seek help. ...Read more
Low self esteem, I cut, I have anorexia (acute), I feel like I am crazy, have paranoria (something is gonna get me). Am I crazy?
Seek help: Your primary care doc can refer you to a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Do I have anorexia? Not eating, no energy, I feel fat when ppl say I'm thin, I hate it when people say that I eat too little, underweight
Body dysmorphism: This is one aspect of anorexia nervosa, having the impression that you are overweight when yourBMI suggests you are too thin. Acting on this felling by restricting food intake is also a problem. Realizing that you may have a problem is a good thing. Please seek evaluation and treatment from a professional. Anorexia nervosa can be life threatening as essential proteins are broken down for energy. ...Read more
I have chronic anorexia sucidial ideation low self esteem& my doctor has expressed frustration when I say I am worthless does he hate me & is angry?
Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could: Cause weight loss. It will be important to add in Remeron (mirtazapine) if your appetite drops so as not to drop your bmi any lower. Bmi less than 16 is severe and could result in hospitalization. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more
19 year-old college student with a 2-month history of involuntary episodes of falling asleep.....?
Narcolepsy requires: A comprehensive medical history, + physical & neurological exams to diagnose. A polysomnogram (overnight sleep study) & a daytime multiple sleep latency test are needed to diagnose sleep apnea. Other causes & tests for them are on www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy. Htm. See your primary MD for evaluation & referrals for needed studies & specialists. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Multiple Factors: There is no one cause for the onset of anorexia nervosa eating disorder. Predisposing factors, including genetic susceptibility, have been shown in research to account for up 60% of cause of onset. Precipitating factors are often related to emotional factors and stressors including trauma. Social and media expectations also receive some blame. Short answer, a combination of biology/environment. ...Read more
Stats: In a national comorbidity replication survey of over 9, 000 people in the U.S. Conducted from 2001-2003 the findings indicated that the lifetime prevalence rates for women were 0.9% for anorexia nervosa, 1.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 3.5% for binge eating disorder. For men, the lifetime prevalence was 0.3% for anorexia nervosa, 0.5% for bulimia nervosa, and 2% for binge eating disorder. ...Read more
See below: Anorexia is a serious disorder in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and can become dangerously thin. Signs of anorexia include less than normal weight, negative body image, and obsession with food. Comprehensive patient advice on Anorexia go to: http://bit. Ly/1AAnAGD ...Read more