Bulimia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorders Analysis

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This paper examines published articles to explore the different types of mental disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating. An evaluation has been placed to view the exhibition criteria of the mental disorder. The articles suggest treatments, causes and variant hypothesis as well as information regarding the eating disorders. Differences between Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge eating have also been explored. In context eating disorders are a dysfunctional approach to alimentation that generates medical and mental conditions.

Keywords: Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Food Weight Disorder Behavior

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Examination of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating differences and similarities. Research made by Binford, et al., describes treatment options for the chronic disorders. The book by Ciccarelli & White, states the consequences and health problems individuals face when suffering the disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) which is often just called Anorexia, is a disorder characterized by very low weight, a constant fear of gaining even a small amount of weight and having a distorted perception of their body where the person sees an obese person in the mirror while they are extremely underweight. There are two main types of anorexia, one form of the disorder is by restricting food intake to lose weight. Another form of the disorder is the binge eating and then purging. The purge is done by either vomiting the food or misusing laxatives. This could be confused with Bulimia nervosa, the distinction between both involves the individual’s weight. An individual with Bulimia nervosa is normally at a normal weight and in some cases, be overweight while anorexics are often underweight with a [BMI] < 17.5 (Wilson, 2005, p. 199). People
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1142). People who suffer from the disorder eat huge amounts of foods often in secret because of the shame followed with guilt and a discharge the food by throwing up happens to compensate the prior behavior. Factors of bulimia nervosa include being terrified of gaining weight and an obsession to losing weight because they are very unhappy with their body (Ciccarelli & White, 2013, p. 557). The cycle of binging and purging can harm the body in a tremendous way. Some of the health consequences include, severe tooth decay, erosion in the esophagus, enlarged salivary glands, damage to the intestinal tract, heart attacks fatigue and even seizures (Ciccarelli & White, 2013, p. 557). Researchers have expressed a diverse view of the disorder including, sociocultural influences, biological and psychological (Hinz, Williamson 150). A 1982 survey made by Johnson et al. determined that symptoms of bulimia is depression and anxiety. A person suffering from the disorder needs help and there are treatments such as anti-depressants and cognitive behavioral

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