o.c.d & eating disorders
can having a eating disorder lead to o.c.d?
What is o.c.d?
What causes O.c.d
Biological Factors:scientist now thinking that problems in the pathways of the brain can cause o.c.d. And there's also evidence of o.c.d symptoms being passed down from parents to children.
-changes in living situation
-death of a love one
-work or school related changes or problems
3.3 million adults and about 1 million children
mostly between the ages of 18-54
so about 1 out of 200 adults have o.c.d and most symptoms show typically around the ages of 6-15 for males and 20-29 for females.
there's also about 200,000 to 3 million case per year of o.c.d
cognitive behavioral therapy is mostly to teach people to confront there fears and reduce anxiety without performing the ritualistic behaviors. And combination of medications include antidepressants like paxil, Prozac, and Zoloft can be used alone or with n SSRI a selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor.
In more severe cases doctors may consider electroconvulsive therapy (ect) where the send a small current pass through the scalp causing a brief seizure.
Can O.C.D be prevented
What does it mean to have an eating disorder?
COMMON EATING DISORDERS INLCUDE.......
- binge eating
All effecting both men and women.
the different types of eating disorders
bulimia-repeated binge eating followed by behaviors that compensate for the overeating such as forced vomiting, excessive exercise or extreme use of laxative. leaving a never ending cycle.
binge eating-individuals who frequently lose control over his or her eating and is not followed by purging , fasting, or excessive exercise. leading to obesity.
Can having a eating disorder lead to o.c.d?
People with anorexia may count count how many bites or restrict portions of food causing a ritual when eating.
eating disorders can evolve into o.c.d as it allows the person to feel as though they are in control over particular triggers is sought after.
Anxiety-a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
SSRI-(Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). used as antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders.