Eating Disorders

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Definition and Our Statistics

An eating disorder is when you have extremes in your eating behavior and ways of thinking about eating. 2 in 100 students develop an eating disorder. Then 1 in 20 people will be affected by an eating disorder.

All the different types of eating disorder

Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating are just a few types of disorders.

Anorexia: Denying food to the point of self-starvation

Bulimia: Periods of binge eating and purging

Binge eating: Continuously eating excessive amounts of food

Examples of Behavior

Self-starvation, social withdraw, over exercising, purging, not eating in public, and extremely small or large portions of food.

CAUSES & AGE OF ONSET

Genetics, environment, emotional health, peer pressure, age and gender, dieting, changes, and activities.


This mental disorder affects teens, mainly girls, but can affect anybody.

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DIAGNOSIS

Doctors will start a physical examination, conduct interviews and lab tests, conduct psychological evaluation by mental health doctor, if symptoms match the required information in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.


RELATED DISORDERS

Some related disorders are depression, anxiety, personality disorders, compulsive disorders, and substance abuse.


MYTHS vs REALITY

MYTH: Purging is an effective weight-loss strategy.

TRUTH: Purging does not result in ridding the body of eaten food. At least half of what is eaten during a binge typically remains in the body even after self-induced vomiting.

FACT 1: People with eating disorders often have an additional illness.

FACT 2: There are plenty of ways to prevent eating disorders, such as encouraging healthy eating habits, discussing media messages, and share the dangers of over-dieting and emotional eating

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