Eating Disorders

July 5, 2019
Anorexia Nervosa Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa: Risk Factors and Treatment

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious psychological disorder that is characterised by a person’s core desire to be thinner and lose weight, and with an intense obsessional fear of gaining weight or being fat – despite being underweight. The disorder may begin with a seemingly harmless desire to be a bit thinner or more attractive. This simple desire can become problematic when the person starts to base their self-esteem upon losing weight and being ever-thinner, and restricts dietary intake with an increasing desire for control over the intake of foods.  Once anorexia nervosa is in full-swing, the person experiences extreme emaciation, and a refusal to maintain a normal body weight. People with anorexia starve themselves, despite being hungry. Among a range of medical and psychological side-effects of […]
March 21, 2019
Eating Disorders DSM-V Criteria

10 Warning Signs You May Have an Eating Disorder

In this blog, we have prepared a list of warning signs for an Eating Disorder and provided the DSM-V criteria for the three most common Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. If you can relate to several of the warning signs, it could be that you have an Eating Disorder, or you could be at risk of developing an Eating Disorder.It is important to seek help as soon as you suspect there is a problem – this blog concludes with important information on treating eating disorders and how to get help. 10 Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder 1. Low weight for height (BMI less than 17.5) 2. Preoccupation with food including constant dieting, counting calories, skipping meals, avoiding certain food groups […]

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