Thursday, September 20, 2007

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a psycho-physiological disorder. It is characterized by an intense fear of being obese associated with distorted self-image and a continuous unwillingness to have food. Most of the cases, it comes with self-induced vomiting, doing unnecessary workouts, and other changes.

Common behaviors associated with Anorexia Nervosa:

1. Abnormal and acute sensation about being obese
2. Stress and anxiety about self-image leads to depression and unhappiness along with mood disorder
3. Obsessive workouts and body measurement
4. Low self esteem
5. Abnormal fascination regarding health and health issues
6. Self-induced vomiting
7. Use of extreme amount of laxative and/or diet-pills

Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa is not that easy as it seems. It is not a problem with the starvation or nutrition that can be solved by injecting medicine or implementing any saline treatment, whereas lack of food may turn to real danger to life. This disorder is associated with an acute emotional disturbance along with the physiological condition that may worsen the situation more, as it involves intense negative feelings about self and surroundings as well as depression. To treat Anorexia Nervosa, it is always advised to provide a friendly and sensitive atmosphere to the victim to solve the crisis, because it may include sensitive issues that may even extend the periphery of the core problem. Therapies generally include counter-interference, self-evaluation, cognitive-oriented as well as group therapy on the later stage.
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Originally published in Blurtit.com on 24th September, 2006 19:52
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