Eating Disorders

anorexia nervosa, binge eating, bulimia

Anorexia Nervosa & Binge Eating

Anorexia Nervosa: People who have Anorexia Nervosa have a intense fear of gaining weight. They severely limit the amount of food they eat and they become dangerously thin.

Effects: Weigh less than healthy, refuse to stay at normal weight, obsess about food and dieting, exercise a lot.

Treatment: Medical Treatment and Nutritional Counseling.

Binge Eating: Consuming unusually large amounts of food.

Effects: Rapidly eating large amounts of food, feeling stress or tension only relieved by eating, eating even when you're full, embarrassment over how much you are eating, health issues, insomnia, anxiety, depression etc.

Treatment: Cognitive-behavior therapy, Interpersonal-psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


Bulimia: Bulimia is an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of overeating and feels a loss of control. The person then uses different methods--such as vomiting or abusing laxatives--to prevent weight gain.

Effects: chipmunk cheeks, calluses/scars on knuckles and hands, discolored teeth, not underweight, frequent fluctuations in weight.

Treatment: Breaking the binge-and-purge cycle, changing unhealthy thoughts and processes, solving emotional issues.