Compare And Contrast Anorexia And Bulimia Nervosa

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Anorexia Nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most common eating disorders in the world. Anorexia is when a person loses their appetite for food, and bulimia is when a person eats as much as they can in a short period of time and feels guilty afterwards which causes them to force themselves to throw it up or do excessive exercise or cause them to fast. Anorexia has the highest mortality rate out of all the eating disorders, in fact, its mortality rate is 12 times higher than the death rate of all causes of death for females 15-24 years old. Anorexia and bulimia are both very serious eating disorders with differences and similarities in their symptoms, causes, and treatments. There are a lot of eating disorders that have about the same symptoms, in fact about half the people who suffer from anorexia also have symptoms of bulimia. Both psychological and physical symptoms come along with these dangerous disorders. According to the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA), Psychologically people with eating disorders may be every antisocial, be very irritable, and suffer from insomnia. Other symptoms found in both people who suffer from anorexia and bulimia is anxiety, and they might also feel very uncomfortable when eating in …show more content…
There are many opinions about what exactly causes these eating disorders. For both bulimia and anorexia people many think that a major cause is when people are involved in sports that have a big focus on thinness and body type. Popular theories for why a person may develop bulimia include, sexual abuse, chemicals in the brain, or if a person has a family member who thinks looks and body image is very important they have a greater chance to develop bulimia. Some causes for anorexia may include, the genetic make up in a person’s body that could make them more vulnerable to develop

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