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Spotlight on Eating Disorders

Anorexia

Until the anorexia nervosa was a relatively obscure disease. Today an estimated females between the ages of 13 and 19 suffers from anorexia. Those who suffer from anorexia . Because most cases of anorexia begin during puberty, some experts believe that it may be related to . Most experts agree that anorexia cannot ever be completely cured and patients will struggle somewhat for the rest of their lives. The earlier the person receives treatment, the better the prognosis. The first goal of treatment is to . is often necessary for treatment..

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia nervosa has been recognized as an eating disorder since . Bulimic patients are usually in their twenties or thirties and tend to feel . To meet the official DSM-IV definition of the disorder, bingeing and purging must occur at least . Bulimic patients who frequently purge develop a variety of physical symptoms such as . The body weight of people with bulimia is typically During treatment for bulimia nervosa, patients may also be treated for substance abuse and .


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