Unique Characteristics of Various Types of Eating Disorders Washington DC

Typically seen in men, especially bodybuilders or weight lifters, bigorexia is a body image disorder where the person feels their body is too small. Therefore, they spend excessive hours at the gym working out. Sometimes seen as the “reverse anorexia” However, no matter how big or muscular a person becomes they still feel their bodies are too small.

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Unique Characteristics of Various Types of Eating Disorders

We are almost recognizable with the three major disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder although there are many different types of eating disorders. About millions of people are affected by Prader–Willi Syndrome and Night Eating Syndrome; these are some of the minor disorders. This is a short list of both major and minor eating disorders describing symptoms and treatment.Bigorexia (Muscle Dysmorphia)

Typically seen in men, especially bodybuilders or weight lifters, bigorexia is a body image disorder where the person feels their body is too small. Therefore, they spend excessive hours at the gym working out. Sometimes seen as the “reverse anorexia” However, no matter how big or muscular a person becomes they still feel their bodies are too small. There are no true symptoms of bigorexia other than a person’s excessive attention to body image. Bigorexia is rarely diagnosed because; it is socially acceptable for men to be muscular. Bigorexia may not be as life threatening as anorexia, but it does have dangers. Many people with the disease are prone to steroid abuse and in extreme cases; the disorder may affect the person’s work and personal life.

Binge Eating Disorder (Compulsive Overeating)

A person with binge eating disorder will compulsively overeat without throwing–up, abusing laxatives or excessively exercising to compensate for the large amounts of food they’ve just consumed. According to the National Eating Disorder Association so...

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