Example 2 Anorexia
is regarded as a substantial weight loss resulting from excessive dieting.
Most women and an increasing number of men are motivated by the strong desire
to be thin and a fear of becoming obese. Anorexics consider themselves to be fat,
no matter what their actual weight is. Often anorexics do not acknowledge that
they are underweight.
In their attempts to become even thinner, the anorexic
will avoid food and taking in calories at all costs, which can result in death.
is usually a continuous strive for perfection. They set high standards for themselves
and feel they always have to improve these high standards. They usually always
put the needs of others ahead of their own needs.
A person with anorexia may
also feel the only control they have in their lives is in the area of food and
Anorexics usually have low self-esteem and usually deny that anything
is wrong. Hunger is strongly denied. Once they admit they have a problem and are
willing to seek help, they can be treated effectively through a combination of
psychological, nutritional and medical care.
and lack of energy
for not eating meals (i.e.. Not feeling well)
of bone mass
of being "too fat", even when thin
of vomiting, laxative abuse, diet pills .
and liver damage
eating in public
irritability, mood swings
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