Eating Disorders

Overview


Definition


Types

Distinctions

Factors:

  • 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.

Diagnostics