TYPES OF EATING DISORDER
Anorexia Nervosa (Source: NHS)
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.
People with anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible, usually by restricting the amount of food they eat. They often have a distorted image of themselves, thinking that they're fat when they're not.
Some people with the condition also exercise excessively, and some eat a lot of food in a short space of time (binge eating) and then make themselves sick or use laxatives (purging).
People affected by anorexia often go to great lengths to hide their behaviour from family and friends by lying about eating and what they have eaten, or by pretending to have eaten earlier.
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Bulemia Nervosa (Source: NHS)
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition.
People who have bulimia try to control their weight by severely restricting the amount of food they eat, then binge eating and purging the food from their body by making themselves sick or using laxatives.
As with other eating disorders, bulimia nervosa can be associated with depression, low self-esteem, misuse of alcohol and self-harm.
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