Eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
What is anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa?
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are diseases that involve both the physical and mental health. In addition to abnormal eating behaviours (anorexia / bulimia), anorexic patients have distorted perceptions of their body image and develop excessive dieting habits for the pursuit of "ideal" body shape. They would use various extreme methods in order to lose weight. Meanwhile, bulimic patients often engage in overeating, followed by feelings of guilt and the use of inappropriate methods to avoid weight gain. Thus, they are rarely underweight. In fact, it is not uncommon for adolescents and women to have eating disorders. In the absence of appropriate treatment, eating disorders can cause physical and psychological harms.