The Hidden Causes and Effects of Anorexia and Bulimia

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The Hidden Causes and Effects of Anorexia and Bulimia There two general types of eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. There is also Anorexic Bulimics. The first type and the subtype is anorexics and the bulimic anorexics. From research shown in the article, Cognitive Styles of Patients with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, AN patients (Anorexia Nervosa) Patients have weight loss due to pure diet. Also there are those in the subtype AB (Anorexic Bulimics), “also restrict their eating, but have a periodic disinhibition of restraint and engage in binging and purging”. (Kaye, 1995, p.287). These two groups are seen to be more obsessive and downplay the effects of their diets, over responsible, tend to conform extremely and follow strict regiments (1995). According to the article, “Compared to the restrictor group, the bulimic subgroup has more behavioral instability and increased substance abuse” (Kaye, 1995, p.287). This shows from the research that anorexic and anorexic bulimics are proven to have polar opposite cognitive styles from ordinary bulimics. Bulimics tend to stay at a normal weight and never go under dangerously like anorexics. Their method of weight loss by binging and purging, by either throwing up or laxative use periodically. They have similar personality traits, food consumption behaviors and are usually have family history of obesity like their anorexic counterparts (p.288). According to the article, “Impulsive
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