Food is my enemy: Eating disorders

Eating disorders are psychiatric disorders in which the patient (classically a female in 90% of cases) develops a pathological relationship with food. Whereas in anorexia nervosa, patients have a distorted body image and an unreasonable fear of gaining weight, the subjects suffering from bulimia nervosa have binge eating episodes where they lose control and consume large amounts of food very quickly, as well as their self evaluation constantly influenced by their shape and weight. In both diseases, the patients try to lose weight by inappropriate means (fasting, excessive exercise, self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas or other medications). The eating disorders can be lethal due to medical complications of starvation and the comorbid depression that often results from the illness.

If you think food is your enemy, consult us.

If you think food is her enemy, consult us.

 

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