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Eating Disorders Physical and Psychological DamagesAnorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa and disordered eating Thats all we see in the bathroom stalls on the seventh floor in Hayes Healy What exactly are anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa and disordered eating Anorexia bulimia and disordered eating are habits that become an eating disorderThere are two sides to understanding the problems of eating disorders One side is the emotional or psychological side that is affected by eating disorders The other is the physical side Eating disorders are harmful and can cause physical and psychological damage to ones body According to Craig Johnson PhD and director of the eating disorders program at Laureate Hospital in Tulsa Oak Eating disorders exist because we live in a weight obsessed cultureTo understand the two sides of eating disorders we must understand what an eating disorder is Anorexia nervosa is and extreme food restriction and excessive weight loss Bulimia nervosa is a cycle of binge eating followed by purging Vomiting laxatives or excessive exercise habits cause purging The cycle starts again by binge eating Another type of eating disorder is disordered eating Disordered eating is a psychological disorder towards food weight and body image that leads to very rigid eating and exercising habits According to Marcia Herrin a co-director of Dartmouth College Education Prevention and Treatment Program five million to ten million females and one million males ranging from the ages fourteen to twenty-five have or has had some form of an eating disorder A majority of girls are overly conscious of maintaining their figures and weightsPeople with eating disorders resort to restricting their calorie intake and limiting the food they eat The less one wants to eat the more their body will crave foods especially foods that are high in sugar because the sugar boosts the energy level By limiting your body to the nutrition it needs to stay healthy your body can go into a deprivation mode that can trigger serious physical
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