Bulimia Binga, Anorexia Nervosa And Healthy Controls

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There are many types of eating disorders and numerous reasons on why certain people develop them. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder are very serious and at times can be fatal. When it comes to eating disorder people misunderstand the real cause of them. Eating disorders are almost never about food or the need to be thin but a person who is trying erase a painful memory or escape a stressful situation. A person is able to seek relief from these types of behaviors but by doing this may actually create more problems for themselves in the long run. Eating disorders are an illness, a person does not chose to have an eating disorder.
One of the main factors of an eating disorder is stress as discussed
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The study related decision making, central coherence and set-shifting between BED and AN patients. The studies were administered with female patients with AN and BN. They studied cognitive flexibility which is a mental ability to adjust thinking or attention with changing goals. A study with overweight female patients with binge-eating disorders did not execute as good as patients without BED on neuropsychological tests. BED female patients have a greater chance of everyday disorders like anxiety and personality disorders. The studies done showed that BED patients would display more flaws in decision making task and more negative central coherence than Anorexia Patients. The method was a sample study that made up of 135 female patients, 45 per group from AN, BED, Healthy Controls (HC). The patients were properly diagnosed by professional doctors with proper criteria. The patients were not forced this was a voluntary experiment. The patient’s personal information was kept confidential and was done from June 2013 to June 2014. The measures used in the experiment were different test approved by Eating Disorder Inventory and the Binge Eating Scale.

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