Eating Disorders And Anorexia Nervosa

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Binge Eating Disorder is a recent addition to the DSM-5. This disorder is characterized by regular episodes of binge eating. An individual experiencing this disorder will usually not Binge use compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting or over-exercising after they binge eat. Many people with Binge Eating Disorder are overweight or obese. (Butcher, Hooley, J. M., & Mineka, 2013).
Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a mental illness that is characterized by an unrealistic fear of weight gain, self-starvation, and conspicuous distortion of body image. The individual with the disorder becomes obsessed with becoming increasingly thinner and will limits food intake to the point where their health is compromised (Butcher, Hooley, J. M., & Mineka, 2013).
The eating disorders Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa appear to be very different from each other, however there at least two similarities between the two disorder. One similarity between the two disorders is that the individuals suffering from the disorder usually feel as though they have very little control over their life. (American Psychiatric Association 2013). Another similarity between the two disorders is that for both disorder women are more likely to be diagnose with Binge Eating Disorder and Anorexia Nervosa. (American Psychiatric Association 2013).
Difference between the two eating disorders include but are not limited to age, food intake, suicide…
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