Eating Disorder

Alex and Madie

Definition

Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions, and your ability to function in important areas of life.

Signs and symtoms of Anorexia

-deny food
-starve themselves
-severe weight loss
-denial of being hungry
-overuse of exercise
EMOTIONAL
-social withdraw
-lack of mood or emotion
-fear of eating in public
-fear of being fat
PHYSICAL
-very thin
-slow energy
-trouble sleeping

Causes

GENETICS
-First degree relatives
ENVIROMENT
-Certain Body Type
-Media Images
-Popularity
-Success
-Beauty
-Happiness
PEER PRESSURE
-common with young people
-teasing or bullying
-history of physical or sexual abuse
EMOTIONAL
-perfectionism
-impulsive behavior
-difficult relationships
-changes-college, new job, divorced