Eating Disorders

By: Qwen Stevens & Malaysia Hardy

Causes of Eating DIsorders

Psychological Factors

: Low self of Stem

:Depression

:Stress and Loneliness

Social Factors

:Troubled Relationships

:Physical or Sexual Abuse

:Difficulty Expressing Emotions

Anorexia

  1. Description: Serious potentially life threating eating disorder characterized by self starvation and excessive weight loss.
  2. Symptoms: Intense fear of weight loss ,self-esteem overly related to body loss, Obsession with weight and persistent behavior to prevent weight gain
  3. Long Term Effects: Behaves likes a physical disease, it can destroy your mind, can also lead to death

Bulimia

  1. Description: A Life threating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self induced vomiting.
  2. Symptoms: Consuming large amounts of foods, and vomiting
  3. Long Terms Effects: Tooth decay and staining from stomach acid and irregular bowel moments

Binge Eating

  1. Description: Eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.
  2. Symptoms: Feeling being out of control during the binge eating episodes, and eating without being hungry/eating to the point of discomfort
  3. Long Terms Disorder: Gallbladder disease , Heart disease, High Cholesterol levels

Sources Of Help

  • Go to a support group
  • Treatment Providers
  • Parent, Family, Friends