Symptoms of eating disorders
USA TODAY Eating disorders can take several forms. The National Institute of Mental Health offers this review of the symptoms.
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fasting, abuse of laxatives or diuretics, and/or excessive exercise.
Binge eating is different from bulimia in that periods of eating considerable amounts of food is not accompanied by a purge, so binge eaters are usually overweight or obese.
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involve disordered eating habits that don't meet the criteria for anorexia or bulimia. This can be a combination of behaviors, says Holly Fitzhenry, a counselor at Mercy Ministries. For example, a student might have soda and chips as a meal, exercise for Abercrombie Sydney
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"The disorder is the external manifestation of what's Mont Blanc Left Handed Fountain Pens Uk
going on inside," says Elizabeth Llewellyn, executive director at Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee. These disorders grow from depression, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy or perhaps an inability to cope with the competitive pressures of college or life in general, along with a need to feel in control, she said.
Eating disorders can be triggered by stressful events such as a death or divorce in the family, a breakup or an abusive relationship.
University students seem especially vulnerable to seating disorder for you, probably because of oncampus pressure to succeed, to choose a career, to please parents and up with peers, Llewellyn says. Additionally, constant exposure to social media can exacerbate young adults' need to look good, she says.
Websites promoting anorexic behavior provide virtual templates for selfstarvation. A friendly sorority weightloss contest can push whole groups into disordered eating behaviors as they compete with each other.
"Initially (the eating disorder) gives a sense of control," Fitzhenry says. "The irony could it be turns around and begins to control them."Madi O'Dell was treated successfully in Children's Hospital Colorado's Seating disorder for you Unit (EDU) for bulimia, an eating disorder, which began her freshman year in high school.
In this series of videos, Madi candidly shares her teen perspective about her experience. She's also joined by her mom, Sue O'Dell, and school counselor and coach, Mike Deutsch, who provide strategies for adults who suspect a child they know may be struggling with an eating disorder. Together, Madi, Sue and Mike aspire to educate and inspire others about the dangers of eating disorders and the facts and resources readily available for those who seek treatment.
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