The Three Most Common Types Of Eating Disorders
Eating disorder is an illness where one has an irregular eating habit due to stress or psychological issues. Eating disorders can develop at any age and stage, but usually appear in young adults. The three most common forms are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders. The causes of eating disorders are unknown but if untreated they can cause damage to organs in the body. The factors that play a major role in eating disorders are biological, psychological, and environmental abnormalities.
One type of eating disorder is anorexia nervosa. This disorder deals more with people who obsess over their weight and what they eat. People with anorexia tend to think they are overweight when in reality …show more content…
Binge eating is a eating disorder where one consumes large amounts of food with the feeling that they are unable to stop. Almost everyone overeats on occasions, but for some over eating is regular and uncontrollable. Although one maybe embarrassed about their consumption of food, they have the urge and feel that they cannot resist. Unlike bulimia and anorexia nervosa, those who binge do not purge, fast, or excessively exercise after eating to get rid of the extra food they’ve eaten. They experience guilt, shame, and distress about their binge-eating, which leads to more binge eating (Facts about Eating Disorders). Signs and symptoms of Binge eating ties more into emotional and physical side effects. Binge eating leads to obesity and weight gain, which only reinforces compulsive eating (Help Guide.org). With binge eating one feels as if they cannot change their physical appearance so they cope with being overweight by constantly eating their guilt. One who binge eats usually consumes a large amount of food in short periods of time. This leads to the feeling of disgust and guilt (Mayo 2016). Many people are afraid that they will be judged so they turn to secretive