eating disorders

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  • eating disorders
    • Anorexia nervosa: self starvation; sustained loss of appetite that has psychological origins
    • Bulimia nervosa: excessive eating followed by self induced vomiting or taking laxatives
    • caused by: dissatisfaction with their bodies, low self esteem, idealised body images presented in the media
    • treatment: drugs to relieve obsessive fears of gaining weight; medical diet is used to restore health; counselor help for emotional conflicts


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