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Thursday, May 19, 2011


Eating disorders are well explained as abnormal eating habits due to insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Eating disorders are increasing all over the world among both men and women. The exact cause of eating disorders is not entirely understood. It is believed that genetical factors determine eating disorder and environmental or social factors trigger the eating disorder. Broadly explaining eating disorder will  precipitate biological, psychological, genetical and environmental factors may cause eating disorders. 

EATING DISORDERSThe major types of Eating disorders can be classified as Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa,  Binge eating disorder (BED), Compulsive overeating, (COE), Purging disorder, Rumination, Eating disorders not otherwise specified, Pica, (characterized by a compulsive craving for eating, chewing or licking non-food items or foods containing no nutrition), and Night Eating Syndrome.

New Eating Disorders

Adult Selective Eating or ASE which is defined as the stage when adults limit their food choices to things like pizza, pasta, chicken nuggets.

Drunkorexia, which is defined as the condition of binge drinking combined with the typical self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa

Manorexia, which is defined as a male suffering from anorexia nervosa.

Diabulimia, which can be explained as the deliberate manipulation of insulin levels by diabetics in an effort to control their weight.

Orthorexia nervosa, is defined as the stage in which a person becomes obsessive about their eating patterns and tend to strictly follow pure diet habits.

Treatment for Eating disorders

Deciding a treatment is purely based on the nature of eating disorder. The most common treatment methods are cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, recreation Therapy, art therapy, nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy, psychoanalysis and inpatient care.

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