What are eating disorders? What is meant by loss of appetite, pathological evil, and obsessive-compulsive food?!

During the last decade, the world began to get to know more and more largely, about a large group of eating disorders that affect various groups of society. The discovery of these phenomena has raised the level of awareness among people to combat eating disorders. It is no longer dealt with it as a disease that affects women or young girls only, but it is now known that eating disorders are one of the most difficult diseases faced by specialists in the field of mental health.

In order to understand how dangerous eating disorders are, it is sufficient to look at the United States alone, as more than ten million women suffer, and about a million men of eating disorders. They constitute more than three percent of the United States. And if the prevailing belief in the past is that this phenomenon exists only between women and young girls, it is clear today that men also suffer from this phenomenon, in addition to groups that were considered in the past fortified about it, such as the population of African descent, and young children under the age 10 years, for example.

Eating disorders are defined as compulsive behavior towards food. This behavior is manifested with the obsessional trend toward everything related to eating, even if the price is the destruction of the body. It combines physical compounds and psychological vehicles. In fact, this behavior is not related to only one factor, but rather includes several different factors, including emotional, psychological, external, and others.

Professional references refer to three types of eating disorders, expressing psychological behaviors that involve an inclination and intrigue with eating, whether by avoiding it or by its excessive consumption, unhealthy. Among those with the first two disorders – anorexia and pathological shame – there are not a few patients who suffer from their mixing.

Anorexia is an eating disorder manifested by the desire to starve the body. A person who suffers from anorexia is afraid of obesity, and he often believes that he is fat, although – because of the loss of appetite – he reaches a state of weight loss, and it may even be at risk of death because of it. The loss of appetite usually begins when a diet is followed, but the appetite suppresses it continues even after this diet is successfully completed.

Those who suffer from anorexia continue to refrain from eating and starve themselves in order to decrease his weight. The diagnosis of anorexia is very clear and clear by finding large and sharp differences between body weight on the one hand, and the age and length of the person with loss of appetite from the second side.

As for the pathological evil, it is a disorder represented by seizures of the evil in eating, followed by abnormal vomiting and diarrhea. Patients with evil tend to eat abundance and their sons, but they deliberately, immediately after eating the meal, empty their intestines from everything they ate it, so they vomit, or they may eat adolescents or they may fast. The combination of pathological evil and the loss of appetite begins with fasting, then it is followed by eating greedily, then vomiting, or vice versa.

In addition to the aforementioned disorders, there is another disorder that is a “compulsive food” disorder, a disorder that is characterized by the inability to stop eating. This disorder leads to a significant increase in weight. It seems that people with compulsive food disorder, but resort to him in an attempt to face psychological stress, tension, failure, concerns, and other things that fall under the definition of emotions and feelings.

Eating disorders are exposed to the body of the injured person from two sides: the first side is the healthy side, and it is possible to be observed during the same disorder, as compulsive food causes harm to the heart, to the liver, and other body systems. As for the second aspect, it is the psychological aspect, which can be observed when trying to recover from this phenomenon and follow a diet. If the diet fails, the person with a feeling of depression will prevail again, and it can be exposed to an hyperactivity disorder again.

Various eating disorders are treated: anorexia, pathological evil or compulsive food, at two levels: psychological level and physical level. Eating is just a sign or an exhibition of the symptoms of the problem, and it is not a basis for the central foundations on which treatment depends and solving the problem.

Psychologically, the problem lies in how to deal with failure, the feeling of self -evaluation, self -confidence, dealing with society and others. As for physically, the goal is to heal the patient, in order for his body to work properly, so that he does not yet need to feel hungry or compulsive food, in addition to providing healthy eating habits. Eating disorders are treated through the psychiatrist, the social worker, cardiologist, nutritionist or other professionals and specialists.