It is so frightening the fact so many young people are dying as result of anorexia and bulimia. What do you think?
A Look at Eating Disorders, Part I
Being dissatisfied with our physical appearance can become an obsession, or even worse, and dangerous eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating/purging disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and orthorexia. You want to know more? Here is the first of a series of articles, in which I will share clues to identify and treat these disorders, starting with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. *
In the United States, 1 or 2 of every 100 children suffer from anorexia or bulimia nervosa, according to the KidsHealth website. These disorders affect both women and men, regardless of nationality or race. They are more common in adolescents, but may also occur in children and adults.
Anorexia and bulimia can be caused by different reasons:
- Traumatic events in childhood.
- Sexual abuse.
- Problems in the family.
- The mockery of friends over the physical appearance.
- Unreal and unreachable model…
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