Eating Disorders

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


Anorexia, bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Specified, muscle dysmorphia and orthorexia are diagnostic names for sufferers of eating or body image disorders. However, many can also suffer from symptoms of these disorders which can also impair one’s self-esteem and well-being.

What is an eating disorder?

Both eating disorders and body image disorders involve a distorted perception of the one’s body image. The person, male or female, develops harmful habits (such as binge eating, self-induced vomiting, excessive exercising or refusal to eat etc.) to compensate for trying to achieve an ideal body. This is not without negative consequences and these people are never satisfied...

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Subclinical eating disorders: Milder illness, more suffering

Posted by Frank Gillespie MA


We hear a lot about classic types of clinical eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in different forums. These sources undoubtedly carry important information and raise awareness, even if they do nothing more than raising questions, re-listing symptoms and deterrent mortality and suicide data. In the last few years the number of individuals diagnosed with subclinical eating disorders grew significantly. Subclinical refers to the condition when a person does not fulfill the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder, may show overlapping signs of different disorders and may have shorter or longer symptom free periods. But what is...

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