Disorders that are manifested by gross disturbances in eating behavior, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
Change in eating habits to become excessively thin, such as anorexia (not eating enough food) or bulimia (eating a lot, then making yourself throw-up).
Disorders characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior. Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by a refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight. Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting; use of laxatives; fasting; and/or excessive exercise to control weight. See also: bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa See also: Treatment
Syndromes characterized by obsessive-compulsive or addictive type behavior involving food. Persons are obsessed with ingesting or not ingesting food.
unusual or dangerous consumption. Includes anorexia nervos a and bulimia nervosa.
Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing psychological, interpersonal, and social conditions.
Severe disturbances of eating behaviour in which people starve themselves or use other techniques to induce weight loss. See also: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
The overall term refers to a variety of disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.The common feature of all is aberrant eating behavior, often accompanied by a distorted body image. Anorexia is diagnosed when a youngster's food restriction causes weight to drop 15% below what is normal. Bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are characterized by attempts to binge and/or get rid of food eaten.
Persisting severe disturbances of eating behavior associated with refusal to maintain normal body weight and maladaptive behaviors performed in order to compensate for distorted cognitions or perceptions about body image. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are the two primary eating disorders defined in the DSM-IV.
This medical field treats people who have abnormal eating patterns that could endanger health or increase the risk for other diseases. People with eating disorders often eat, or refuse to eat, to satisfy psychological or emotional needs, rather than a physical need. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa (not eating enough to maintain normal weight); bulimia nervosa (eating quickly or excessively followed by purging such as vomiting); and binge eating (periods of eating too much to satisfy an irrational craving for food).
Extreme expressions of weight and food issues experienced by both men and women. They include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and compulsive overeating. All are behavioral disorders resulting from serious emotional problems.
Examples of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive eating.They are often an expression of deep emotional difficulties and low self esteem. Depression, disturbed sleep patterns, restlessness and disturbance of bodily functions are some of the effects of eating disorders.
A spectrum of abnormal eating patterns that eventually may endanger a person's health or increase the risk for other diseases. Generally, psychological factors play a key role.
are severe disturbances with respect to eating behaviors. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are eating disorders.
A group of disorders characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in appetite or food intake.
Marked disturbance in eating behavior, including, among others, overeating, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and pica.
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An eating disorder is a severe illness that requires help from a health care provider, the sooner the better. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where a person binges, or eats a large amount of food all at once and then purges, or forces themselves to vomit, takes laxatives, or diuretics (water pills). Starving yourself by eating very little or nothing at all is another eating disorder called anorexia nervosa. People who have this condition can have a strong fear of body fat and weight gain. Binge eating disorder happens when a person cannot control her desire to overeat and often keeps the extreme eating a secret. Unlike bulimia, with binge eating disorder, a person does not purge her food. Extreme exercise to control weight is also a type of eating disorder.
A group of disorders in which there are significant disturbances in eating. Two common examples are Anorexia Nervosa, a refusal to maintain an acceptable body weight for one's age and height: and Bulimia Nervosa, uncontrollable binge eating which may be followed by purging the food through self-induced vomiting, laxatives or diuretics.
abnormal eating behaviors.