Anorexia Nervosa AN was first described by Sir William Withey Gull in 1873, and is a serious and potentially life-threatening mental illness. Other essential features of this disorder include a distress for gaining weight, a inaccurate body image, denial of the seriousness of the illness, and amenorrhea, for at least three consecutive menstrual cycles, in females, when they are otherwise expected to occur . Bulimia Nervosa A DSM-5 diagnosis of BN requires each of the following; periods of binge eating, (defined as eating an unusually large amount of food in a discrete period of time), feeling of no control of eating during these periods, inappropriate behavior to avoid weight gain (such as purging) which occurs at least 9 times in a 3 month period. This behavior of binging and purging is influenced excessively by body figure and weight . Both, AN and BN tend to occur in youth, but can develop at any time throughout a lifetime.
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The individual restricts food intake to a dangerous degree. The second type is binge-eating/purging type anorexia. The individual purposely regurgitates after eating uses laxatives and/or diuretics (Comer, 2013). Females compose 90-95% of people suffering from anorexia nervosa (Comer, 2013). The typical age that an individual acquires anorexia nervosa is between 14 and 18 years old.
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First of all, there remains a substantial amount of evidence of the prevalence of food addiction, and there are several steps to the addiction and many ways to detect the properties, for example, people experience disturbances called cravings that they feel must be satisfied, and when trying to be healthy this is the factor that overpowers many people’s willpower and causes them to lose control. There are various amounts of evidence that people lose control over their food consumption, suffer from repeated attempts to reduce their intake, and are unable to abstain from certain types o... ... middle of paper ... ...er, their mind and body stand as an obstacle to make the assessment for a healthier life more problematic. Works Cited Meule, Adrian. "How prevalent is “food addiction”?." Frontiers in psychiatry 2 (2011).
Such emotions may lead to a variety of behaviors to alter ones’ appearance, such as excessive dieting and exercise. Taken to the extreme, such behaviors are diagnostic of Anorexia Nervosa, considered one of the deadliest mental illnesses (Birmingham et al. 2005). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSMV), anorexia has two subtypes, and its diagnostic criteria include three elements. The two subtypes are the restricting subtype, when one fails to eat, and the binge eating/purging subtype, when one eats excessive amounts and then purges.
Many people do not understand the severity of the Eating Disorder (ED) at hand. Many people will brush it off as if the sufferer is just wanting attention. What many people do not understand is that, the sufferer has a warped body image and they are suffering mentally and physically with this disorder. Having Bulimia, you binge, and eat your desired food, then you realize the mass of intake and you purge, either through vomiting, exercise, or laxatives. This vicious cycle is a sensation and becomes very addictive which leads the person to the severe disorder of Bulimia Ne... ... middle of paper ... ...ng disorders.
Therefore CT views an individual'... ... middle of paper ... ...er characteristics predict outcome in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 13(4):349-357. Thackwray, D., Smith, M., Bodfish, J. & Meyers, A.