Minggu, 16 September 2012

Eating Disorder

Eating is essential to live but life is not for eating. Eating has much influence on personality and health. But, eating disorder unbalance patient

Anxiety Leads To Eating Disorders in millions of people. image 123rf ...
Anxiety Leads To Eating Disorders in millions of people. image 123rf ...

Eating is essential to live but life is not for eating. Eating has much influence on personality and health. But, eating disorder unbalance patient's diet some time it is over and sometime patient avoids to eat. Altogether, eating disorder is a mental illness in which the patient suffers from disturbed diet the interventions have also been addressed by the psychological theories and practices. The theory explicates, that the patients have traumatized from anguished behavior to life-threatening position which ultimately affect patient's routine whether it is eating or other daily routine. The authors have said about the topic "feelings about work, school, relationships, day-to-day activities and one's experience of emotional well being are determined by what has or has not been eaten or by a number on a scale." Most common disorders are Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa which have been recognized by the psychology medical sciences. There are several other types of disorders which are identified as Rumination syndrome, compulsive overeating, and Selective eating disorder.

Eating disorder refers to the overlapping condition in eating which can be treated as patient's abnormal behavior towards daily eating schedule with numerous forms of conventional psychopathology. By and large medication is helpful to intervene the psychopathology which is linked with anorexia nervosa. Consciousness management and the behavioral therapy measures are helpful in encourage the weight gain in anorexia nervosa. The interventions effectiveness is limited for anorexia nervosa which could be due to the bad body image together with low body weight. The medication of antidepressants can decrease binging, purging in bulimia nervosa and the binge eating disorder; however, this is a self medication to use any antidepressant medicine to release the consciousness about bad body image. The interventions through cognitive or behavioral therapy can also reduce binging and purging, nevertheless, the behavioral therapy is more effectual as compare to medication. This notion indicates that psychotherapy is more effective to intervene the eating disorder than medication. In addition, the changes with the cognitive/behavioral psychotherapy interventions last more than medication and the deterioration rates are very higher and common. Even in the medicated era, most studies conclude that no advantage of medication over cognitive/behavioral therapy alone in the lessening the bulimic symptoms.

Major Disorders:

Eating disorder has been considered as a disease by psychology studies and its sub fields. Major eating disorder diseases are as under:-

Anorexia nervosa:

Anorexia nervosa can be determined as some one's consciousness about the wait loss for bad body image; this consciousness is as serious as to death. There are two types of anorexia nervosa Restricting type and Binge/Purge type. This type of eating disorder is observed very commonly in the society. The modern and stylish word has made it necessary to have a stable body image. This necessity made people conscious about their stylish looks and to have a good body image. Which create seriously bad impact on the heath of people, it is as serious as to death.

Bulimia nervosa:

Bulimia nervosa refers to the over eating, or to eating under the lead of guilt, shame, embarrassment, and complete failure feeling. The bulimics wants to get control over them. This neurotic behavior is to eat as it can be and to regain the energy to overcome the failure feelings. This situation is also harmful for the well being of a person, the over eating can be resultantly make the people fatty. Fat create numerous heath problems, which will ultimately failure the body system of a person.

Rumination syndrome:

Rumination Syndrome is not very common and very rarely diagnosed chronic eating disorder. Patients normally feel vomiting after eating the food. Rumination syndrome verily misdiagnosed as bulimia nervosa by the doctors, it is because of lack of awareness about the disorders, the resemblance in symptoms, and the common age group of the patients.

Orthorexia nervosa:

Orthorexia nervosa was treated as Anorexia and now it is recognized as a new discovered eating disorder disease. This is an obsession of a specific type of healthy food. The patients of orthorexia nervosa do the things like planning the next meals. This determines that the patients have strict schedule of breakfast, lunch and dinner. The patients with orthorexia nervosa are very conscious to know about what other eat.

Selective eating disorder:

Selective Eating Disorder (SED) refers to the selected food eating disorder. It can be observed in the society that most children has this disease they does not eat the meals that they do not like, selective foods would be preferred by the children which some time can be overcome by the patients. On the other hand some patients will continue with the selective eating disorder. These people preferred a specific food variety and do not like to eat other then selective food. This kind of eating disorder will affect in the middle childhood and adolescence, the result of this kind of disorder will be conflict, anxiety, and social avoidance.

Compulsive overeating:

Obsessive Compulsive Overeating also known as binge eating, it is one of the very common mental disorders with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The patient in this disease eat very large amount of food in a short time. A very large amount of binge patient is struggling in the United States. The disorder can be developed in any age, but very common in young children. The patient with this disease feels disgust and guilt which lead to depression.

Causes of Disorder:

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Commonly question about Eating Disorder

Question :

Eating Disorder?

I think I may have an eating disorder. In early february I was a Bulimic I stoped vomiting but I still coun t clories is that a sign of an EDO?
Answer :
Counting calories is healthy as long as you allow your body enough nutrients to function properly. Don t deprive yourself of basic nutrients. Good luck!


Personal experience.
Question :

Eating disorder?

I ve restricted food in the past, exercised in the past and even binged and purged. I think for the most part I ve (with help) have gotten all that under control however I ve noticed that when I m stressed (even just a little) I often turn to food. Then feel god awful later when the stress has been resolved. Is this a form of an eating disorder also? Any suggestions to help alleviate or ideas were this stems from?
Answer :
It may be scarey for you, but there s a fairly straight forward explanation to what s going on here.

In the past you have used various mechanisms to control your feelings. For example, at one stage you used to restrict to help you create a sense of control and to (maybe) cover up issues that were troubling you. Then you realsied that restricting was a bad thing , so you switched to excessive exercising . Guess what? You realsied that that too was bad, so you switched to binging & purging. All of these behaviours you have adopted are your ways of coping and they all provide you with lots of control. It takes a lot of effort to do any of the above and it gives you a *false* sense of control.

Now, you ve adopted an attitude to food, which you use to calm yourself down. ie. If I eat I ll cover up the bad feelings. Trouble is, the bad feelings are only covered up for about 30 minutes following eating - and then all the bad feelings come back to the surface.

What you have now is not an eating disorder per se. It s more a matter of a bad attitude towards food. You use food (now) to be a controller of feelings, just as in the past you used the lack of food to cover things up .

What you need to do is find appropraite ways of dealing with your feelings. Try not to eat when you arte feeling stressed, but maybe try relaxation exercises, listen to some calm music, read something humerous and then - only when the stress has passed should you eat something *just like other people do*. After all, you can tell yourself Other people feel good after eating - so I can also - I ve dealt with the stress and now it s time to join others in what most people consider to be a pleasant and enjoyable activity .

Question :

Eating disorder...?

im pretty sure i have an eating disorder...well im positive. i recently moved and have come across massive amounts of stress in my life. when i first moved i became an alcoholic consuming mass amounts of alcohol every day...ive recently been able to control the binge drinking. i now come across these horrible bouts of eating a huge amount of food and sticking my finger down my throat minutes after im finished to rid myself of it. sometimes a little bit after wards when i feel horribly sick and sometimes repeat the process in the same night. i used to be thinner before i moved here and have battled anoerexia and bulemia in the past. i would love any kind of recommendations as to how and curb these horrible haibts....
Answer :
I wish I had some really good advice. You seem to know it is the added stress in your life that is leading to your behaviors. You need to find some way to reduce the stress...whether that is seeking help from a therapist, taking up yoga, or some other activity. Bulimia is a hell of an illness to deal with on one s own, so I really suggest talking ot someone about it. If the stress continues, these behaviors will only escalate.

I have had an eating disorder for nineteen years...it s not something to take light-heartedly.

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