How can teenaged anorexia be reduced in the future?
Less teasing can give teens a better self-image and have them feel better about themselevs and their bodies. Some believe the media is at fault, and chanegs in advertsising / modeling can causes less people (particurly girls) to become anorexic. If teens stopped trying to be ecatly like a role model, that can also reduce future cases of anorexia.
The two types of Anorexia according to the APA is as follows: Type I - Reduced appetite or refusal to eat or maintain a healthy weight. In other words they just don't eat. Type 2 - Reduced appetite or refusal to eat, and when they eat, will purge. In other words, they are pretty much the same as type 1, but they also show bulimic tendencies.
How is the reduced appetite observed in anorexia nervosa different from the reduced appetite seen in some forms of depression?
In anorexia, it is usually a conscius effort to stop eating at first. Soon, the stomach gets used to a feeling and the person will begin to lose the desire to eat as much over time. In depression cases, the mind is not functioning properly in terms of chemical and hormone levels, so it is not told to be hungry.
The eating disorders anorexia and bulimia can have long lasting impacts (several years) on fertility. Women with these conditions may not ovulate even if they menstruate. Eggs may not develop properly. In these cases, treating the disease is essential to restoring fertility. If diagnosed early in the onset of anorexia, treatment tends to be successful. There are many individuals, however, that do not get treatment early enough and the results can be fatal. regards
There is no perfect "cure" for anorexia. Recovery is a very long and difficult process, and many people suffering from any form of an eating disorder often relapse at least one time in the future. Anorexia is treated based on the severity. For all cases, there is therapy. Treatment can be in-patient or out-patient (more common). Based on needs, sometimes there is medical intervention ranging from dietary supplements to hospitalization and feeding tubes/IVs.
If you only did it once, it is not an indication of anorexia. Anorexia is an anxiety disorder in which the anorexic is exhibiting behaviors about control. Your weight is not an item to be controlled in this fashion. If you are a healthy weight, controll issues need to be addressed with a mental health professional. But one episode of induced vomiting is not an indicator that you are anorexic or bulemic.
They are the same thing. Anorexia Nervosa is the full medical name, while anorexia is the shortened version used in spoken language. Actually no, they are not the same thing. Anorexia is the clinical term for loss of appetite, while Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a serious mental disorder. AN is often shortened to simply anorexia, especially in common language, but technically they are different disorders.