EATING DISORDERSINDEX1.What are the eating disorders?2.Who gets eating disorders?3.Which are the causes?4.Which are the symptoms?
WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS?● Serious psychological problem● Many stereotypes (personal choyce, fashion...)
WHICH ARE THE EATING DISORDERS? ● ANOREXIA: dont eat ● BULIMIA: eat compulsively and then vomite, take laxatives, starve or do lots of exercise ● COMPULSIVE OVEREATING: eat always compulsively. Result: overweight
WHO GETS EATING DISORDERS?● Young women (15-25 year-old)● Everybody can get them, but typical in people who uses food as a way to afford difficult situations
WHICH ARE THE CAUSES?● Combination of factors● Low self-esteem, problems with friendships and family relationships, the death of a loved one, problems at work or university, sexual abuse...
WHICH ARE THE SYMPTOMS?● FOR ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA: extreme weight loss, constipation and abdominal pains, bloated stomach, puffy face or ankles, dry or discoloured skin, loss of interest in sex, lethargy, depression, poor skin condition, hair loss, bad breath and tooth decay, caused by excess vomiting, and, for girls, loss of periods