Psychological Disorders

Eating Disorder  


EATING DISORDER


A. Bulimia:Bulimia is an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of significant overeating and feels a loss of control.


Symptoms:

1. Compulsive exercising

2. Evidence of discarded packaging for laxatives, diet pills, emetics (drugs that induce vomiting), or diuretics (drugs that reduce fluids, also called water pills)

3. Regularly going to the bathroom right after meals

4. Suddenly eating large amounts of food or buying large quantities of food that disappear right away


Treatment:

1. Treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

2. Nutritional counselling.



B. Anorexia : It is an eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain, as well as a distorted body self-perception.


Symptoms:

1. Hormonal changes, including reproductive, thyroid, stress, and growth hormones

2. Heart problems such as abnormal heart rhythm

3. Electrolyte imbalance

4. Fertility problems

5. Bone density loss

6. Anaemia

7. Neurological problems


Treatment:

1. Nutritional rehabilitation therapy

2. If you are severely underweight and have other physical risks, then you might need to be hospitalized while weight is restored.




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