Causes of eating disorders

by: Kathleen Estrada-Bravo and Camille Daniels

Anorexia

It's an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about weight and what they eat.

Behavior: People with anorexia may starve themselves or exercise too much in order to maintain a below-normal weight.

Symptoms: depression, anxiety, thin appearance

long term effect: could be death.

Bulimia

A serious eating disorder marked by binging, followed by methods to avoid weight gain.

Behavioral: impulsivity, lack of restraint, vomiting after overeating, self-harm, binge eating, or compulsive behavior.

Symptoms: depression, constipation, mood swings.

Long term effects: Tooth decay, osteoporosis, suicide risk

Binge eating

A disorder you are frequently eating food even when your not hungry.

Behavior: Constantly eating, depression, anxiety

Symptoms: feelings disgusted, ashamed, dieting without weight loss

Long term effects: obesity, type 2 diabetes, bipolar disorder