In this paper I have attempted to define both anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Psychologists and psychiatrists have formulated a three-prong approach to the treatment of these eating disorders. First is to focus on the immediate health crisis. Second is to develop a counseling regimen with the patient. Finally, a counseling schedule must be implemented with the family. .
Treatment of Eating 3 .
Definition of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia.
Eating disorders may take different forms but have the same desired effect, the extreme loss of weight. Anorexia nervosa is categorized by eating much less than one needs, becoming extremely thin, and in extreme cases, anorexia nervosa leads to death (Kalat , 293). Bulimia is another eating disorder where the outcome is the same, but the method is different from anorexia. Bulimia is categorized by a fluctuation between eating and dieting. Some (but not all) eat enormous meals then force themselves to vomit (Kalat, 294). In both cases, the disorder label is used once 15% or more of the original body weight is lost, an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, loss of or irregular menstrual cycle, and a distorted body image (Walsh, 1387). Women are ten times more likely to have an eating disorder than men (Nash, 68). Anorexia nervosa and bulimia combined effect about 8 million Americans, chiefly adolescent females (Thub, 8). .
A Case Study.
Between two tarnished cold metal bars lies me, a frail female body. Thick globs of glucose struggle into my near collapsed veins. My bones protrude slicing through my wrinkled dry skin. Downs like fur entries my starving body trying to insulate me. I was once an elite gymnast now a neurotic anorexic. My mind is focused on one thing only, the terrifying lard being mechanically forced into me making me fat (Crocco, 1). Marisa a 10-year-old gymnast recalls the days before her six-month stay at Cornell Psychiatric Hospital.