Three Types Of Eating Disorders
An eating disorder includes abnormal or disturbed eating habits that threaten your health as well as an individual’s life. Eating disorders typically occur around adolescence. There are three types of eating disorders: Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and Binge eating.
Anorexia Nervosa is extreme dieting and the restriction of food intake. An individual with Anorexia is fixated on overall body weight and weight gain. They usually have a distorted body image of themselves and resort to extreme measures to maintain their desired body image. Self worth is relied heavily upon overall weight and outward appearance. An individual with Anorexia will have strict rules they enforce upon …show more content…
If one has Bulimia nervosa they will ingest large amounts of food and feel out of control over their behavior. (Mauler, Hamm, Weike, & Tuschen-Caffier, 2006). After the individual with Bulimia nervosa consumes a large amount of food and they then purge afterwards. A person with Bulimia may also resort to extreme measures to rid themselves of calories, such as laxative abuse. (Mauler, Hamm, Weike, & Tuschen-Caffier, …show more content…
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