Ego-dystonic or ego-syntonic
Effect on BMI and body weight
Patients that are ego-dystonic are distressed by their symptoms and more likely to go to the doctor for help.
Anorexia and Bulimia
Unlike patients with anorexia, patients with bulimia tend to have a normal BMI/body weight.
Bulimia and Binge Eating
Unlike binge eating, there is compensatory behavior in bulimia influenced by guilt and negative perception of appearance.