Eating Disorders by Pamela K. Keel

By Pamela K. Keel

For classes in irregular Psychology, medical Psychology, Gender and Psychopathology, and consuming problems. furthermore, consuming issues could be a worthy supplemental textual content in classes in the following parts: Nursing, foodstuff, and activities drugs. consuming problems offers a finished and available research of consuming problems, together with yet now not restricted to anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. The textual content spans issues reminiscent of old and cross-cultural traits in incidence of consuming pathology, organic bases of consuming problems, and therapy and prevention.

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Other signs of bulimia nervosa include skipping meals and excessive exercise routines, since both fasting and exercise can be ways people try to counteract the effects of binge eating. In a person of normal weight, these types of behaviors may not cause much concern. However, if it seems that a person spends too much time exercising and never seems to eat, then he or she may follow a pattern of engaging in one large binge and then compensating for it with exercise and fasting. 45 46 Eating Disorders • • • • • • • SUMMARY As we discussed in Chapter 2, it is important to remember that suspicions of an eating disorder are just that—suspicions.

1). They feel they cannot control what or how much they are eating. This is similar to people with depression feeling they cannot control being down in the dumps or people with panic disorder feeling that they cannot control their sense of anxiety. These people experience these events as something that is happening to them rather than something they are choosing to do. In contrast, overeating is something that almost everyone chooses to do from time to time. Overeating is not healthy—but then, there are many behaviors that people engage in that are not healthy, from smoking cigarettes to driving too fast to talking on a cell phone while driving.

He joined the staff of a humorous monthly college journal and started doing stand-up comedy on open mike nights at the local comedy clubs. Ben developed a small following and decided to drop out of college to pursue a career in comedy. Between high school and dropping out of college, Ben gained 75 pounds (34 kg). He attributed this to a lot of beer and late-night eating at pizza places. Ben decided to join Overeaters Anonymous (OA) to try to lose some weight because it was free. In OA, Ben heard others give testimonials that mirrored 51 52 Eating Disorders his own life.

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