Anorexia and Bulimia Characteristics, what they mean, and treatment and management ideas




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Anorexia and Bulimia

  • Characteristics, what they mean, and treatment and management ideas


What do they mean?

  • Anorexia is when you don’t eat

  • Bulimia is when you eat a whole lot and then force yourself to throw up (purge)

  • Anorexia means ‘loss of appetite

  • Bulimia means ‘ox hunger



Characteristics of Anorexia

  • 15% below weight

  • Fear of being fat

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Dizzy

  • Trouble Concentrating

  • Brittle bones

  • Breaks easily



Characteristics of Bulimia:

  • Binge eating

  • Feeling out of control

  • Purges food

  • Hides binges

  • Eats 5,000-7,000 calories at a time

  • Low potassium in blood

  • Calloused skin on fingers

  • Teeth (cavities) and mouth (sore throat)



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Treatment & Management

  • Counseling (family or group therapy)

  • Anti-depressants

  • General Physician

  • Hospital

  • Group Therapy

  • Specialist doctor (psychologist or psychiatrist)



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