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Unformatted text preview: What is an Eating Disorder? Eating disorders such as Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder include extreme emotions, attitude and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences. Both females and males may have eating disorders. Solutions For Recovery has several programs to help people recover from eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Symptoms include: Refusal to maintain body with at or above a minimally normal weight for height, body type, age and activity level Intense fear of weight gain or being fat Feeling Fat of overweight despite dramatic weight loss Loss of menstrual periods Extreme concern with body weight and shape Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by a secretive cycle of binge eating followed by purging. Bulimia includes eating large amounts of food more than most people would eat in a single meal in short...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 525 taught by Professor Kidd during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10