Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa Essays

1391 Words Nov 11th, 2016 6 Pages
Psychologist are thought to be those who treat people who have depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, but what many individuals do not take into consideration is that there is a large population of people who suffer from eating disorders and who work with psychologist day by day to get better. People with high body dissatisfaction are more prone to eating disorders. When someone thinks of an eating disorder they automatically think of anorexia and bulimia. What people do not realize is that there are numerous kinds of eating disorders, probably ones they did not know of or would never consider an eating disorder. The two common and very dangerous disorders are indeed being anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The two main things that define anorexia nervosa are excessive weight loss and self-starvation. Someone who suffers from anorexia nervosa usually has a distorted view of their body shape. They feel like they have not reached what they consider to be the the “right size/shape,” and their biggest fear is looking fat. They eat very little amounts of food and yet with the excessive weight they lose they are not satisfied; they feel like they have to be perfect. People who suffer from anorexia nervosa do not notice how underweight they are; in their eyes they are not skinny they see themselves overweight. Typically, this eating disorder develops after a person has been on a strict diet or feels is overweight. There are two types of anorexia nervosa, restricting type and…

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