by Kaila Menard
What is it?
Why do people get anorexia
There are still many questions on why people get anorexia but we do know some things.
medias pressure on what someone should look like
peers criticism and pressure
this is genetic and its most common in females
- directly related with drug abuse
Doctors will do physical and mental evaluations. here is the criteria.
According to the DSM-5 criteria, to be diagnosed as having Anorexia Nervosa a person must display:
Persistent restriction of energy intake leading to significantly low body weight (in context of what is minimally expected for age, sex, developmental trajectory, and physical health) .
Either an intense fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat, or persistent behaviour that interferes with weight gain (even though significantly low weight).
Disturbance in the way one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue influence of body shape and weight on self-evaluation, or persistent lack of recognition of the seriousness of the current low body weight.
Restricting typeBinge-eating/purging type
Signs and symtems
obsession over weight
only eating safe foods
food rituals like cutting food into small pieces
significant weight loss
security when it comes to food
not eating in front of others
going to the bathroom after eating (purging type)
being cold in not cold areas
depression anxiety bipolar bpd
- anemia and other blood problems
there are many different levels of treatment.
outpatient this is when you go to therapy and a nutritionist and pcp on a weekly bases
IOP when you go to an ed clinic for sometimes meals and group therapy you still have a op team
PHP partial hospitalization program is when you are in a clinic for 10 hours a day you eat all your meals and snacks there and you engage in therapy then you go home at night
Resi resi is when you live in a ed clinic for a center amount of time this is where all meals snacks and extras is monitored you also do lots of therapy
the death rate is 4% this is the highest death rate out of all mental illnesses with a high suicide rate
this condition takes an average of 5-7 years for recovery but 30% never fully recover most people will have this for the rest of their lives this is a fight that many do not recover from and is a real issue these peopleDO NOT WANT ATTENTION!!! so you can stop saying that right now
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