Eating Disorders

By Rahi Patel

What Are They?

Eating Disorders are characterized by having a warped body image and an extreme unhappiness with one's appearance. For a more in-depth definition go here.


Anorexia

People eat very little because they feel overweight. Their happiness is a direct result of how they believe they look. For more go here.




Signs and Symptoms of Anorexia

  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Distorted Body Image
  • Obsession about calories
  • Harshly critical of appearance


Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder where people also have a warped body image. However, instead of eating very little, bulimics will binge eat and then purge the food they have consumed through laxatives or even vomiting. For more go here.

Signs and Symptoms of Bulimia

  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Excessive exercise
  • Obsession with food
  • Eating very little food in social situations
  • Misuse of laxatives