Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


Overcoming Eating Disorders: Anorexia

Today, we are living in a society where image is of really high importance. While it’s
normal to be conscious of our appearance, constantly worrying in staying as thin as
possible that it affects the eating habits, perspective in life, train of thoughts and overall
health of a person can be alarming. This can be a sign of having an eating
disorder—one that is called Anorexia.

Do you feel fat even though everybody tells you that you are not really fat? Does the
thought of gaining weight terrifies you?  If you happen to have anorexia, you are not alone. You will surely be able to recover from this eating disorder with the appropriate support and treatment.

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological and potentially life-threatening eating disorder
which results to unhealthy and often dangerous weight loss. Aside from young women,
it also can affect men and women of all age brackets.

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There are two types anorexia: the purging type and the restrictive type.

Those who suffer from purging type of anorexia vomits or uses laxatives and diuretics in
order to lose weight. On the other hand, those who have the latter type of anorexia
strictly follows diets and exercise excessively in order to cut down weight.

Even though change can be hard, it is possible. Here are some ways you can get
through anorexia.

1. Acknowledge the fact that your desire to stay thin and the actions you’ve taken
have become out hand.

2. Avoid everything that triggers you to be obsessed with being thin. It can be TV
shows, magazines or even people.

3. Open up to someone who you can count on. Look for someone who’s willing to
listen. Sharing you burden really helps.

4. Finally, make sure to consult eating disorder professionals. They are the ones
who know exactly the approach to take for you to regain your health, your normal
eating habits and your overall way of life.



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