Presentation on theme: "The Perils of Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food."— Presentation transcript:
Causes There are many causes of eating disorders, including biological, psychological and/or environmental abnormalities. Many people with eating disorders suffer also from body dysmorphic disorder, altering the way a person sees themselves. There are also many other possibilities such as environmental, social and interpersonal issues that could promote and sustain these illnesses.
Anorexia Nervosa ● People who intentionally starve themselves. ● Usually begins at a young age around the time of puberty ● Intense fear of becoming fat
Signs of Anorexia ● Making your self throw up ● Taking pills to have a bowel movement ● Taking diet pills ● Not eating or eating very little ● Weighing food and counting calories ● Moving food around the plate instead of eating it
Dangers of Anorexia ● Starvation ● Amenorrhea - Absence of menstruation ● Impotence - Erectile dysfunction
Psychiatric/Physical illnesses of Anorexia ● Depression ● Anxiety ● Obsessive behavior ● Substance Abuse ● Issues with heart and brain ● Problems with physical developement
Bulimia Nervosa ● An eating disorder where people consume large amounts of food and then rid their bodies of the excess calories using unhealthy methods. There are two sorts of bulimia: purging bulimia and non-purging bulimia.
Bulimia Nervosa Cont. ● Typically begins during adolescence. ● Most often in women ● Likely to be found in people who -Participate in activities that stress body image -Have obese families -suffer from perfectionism -recovering from trauma
Binge Eating ● Disorder in which the person has episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing. ● About 2% of the population has the disorder ● More common in women
Causes of Binge Eating ● Depression ● Social pressure
Dangers of Binge eating ● Obesity ● Type two diabetes ● Gallbladder disease ● High cholesterol ● High blood pressure ● Heart disease
Emotional Symptoms of Binge Eating ● Feeling stress that is only relieved be eating ● Embarrassment over how much you're eating ● Feeling numb while binging, or you're in the zone while you eat ● Never feeling satisfied no matter how much you eat ● Feeling guilty, disgusted, or depressed after bingeing