Un-healthy Eating Disorders

Dana Andersen

Causes

Genetics: some people may have genes that increase their risk of developing eating disorders.

Psychological and emotional health: some people may have low self-esteem, perfectionism, impulsive behavior and troubled relationships that bring on the eating disorder.

Society: Peer pressure and what people see online may cause them to want to be thin.

Anorexia

Anorexia is characterized: by a fear of being over weight and distorted body image, people with anorexia nervosa may starve themselves or exercise more then others.

Symptoms: dry hair, slow growth or delayed puberty, and vomiting or constipation.

Long Term effects: Death, Organ Failure, and scurvy and other diseases caused by chronic vitamin deficiency.

Bulimia

Characteristics: They take steps to avoid gaining weight, most commonly known is throwing up.

Symptoms: stomach ulcer, food aversion, and inflamed esophagus

Long term Effects: death, Blood in the vomit, Problems during pregnancy.

Binge Eating

Characteristics: where you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food and feel like your unable to stop.

Symptoms: Frequently eating alone or in secret, eating even when your full, and Eating until you're uncomfortably full.

Long Term Effects: Social isolation, Obesity, and Bipolar disorder.

Sources of help

Psychoanalyst: Uses psychotherapy to treat mental disorders.

Nutritionist: Specializes in food and diet.

Therapy: long term treatment to stay on track.