Mental Health

Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and Bulimia Nervosa are all forms of eating disorders. Mental health is involved because the self-image a man or woman has of themselves when they have an eating disorder is skewed and unhealthy. A woman with one of the three types of eating disorders (or a combination of two of more of them) is suffering from poor mental health and needs help to overcome her problem.

A person with Anorexia Nervosa is in essence starving themselves. They believe they are fat when they are not and will not eat to keep themselves healthy. Some of the mental health concerns that are exhibited in patients with this disease are acting moody or very depressed a desire to be alone and not socialize, and not eating in front of others. With treatment a patient can return to a healthy body weight, and return to a state of better mental health with counseling.

Binge Eating Disorder is another food disorder that is linked with the state of a patient’s mental health. A person who has this disorder (it is more common in women than men) will eat and then continue eating past the point of being full. A person with this disorder will need medical treatment to recover physically and counseling to achieve a positive mental health perspective.

Bulimia Nervosa again is a physical and mental health condition. Much like Binge Eating Disorder, the patient will consume more food than is necessary until they are way too full. The difference with Bulimia Nervosa is that the person with the disease will purge the food they have consume to try and control their calorie intake (either by vomiting or taking laxatives).

Eating disorders are serious and need professional help both for a person’s mental health as well as their physical being.

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