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    What is an eating disorder?

    #EatingDisorders

    Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated distressing thoughts and emotions. They can be very serious conditions affecting physical, psychological and social function. Types of eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, other specified feeding and eating disorder, pica and rumination disorder.

    An eating disorder is a mental disorder defined by abnormal eating behaviors that negatively affect a person's physical or mental health. Only one eating disorder can be diagnosed at a given time.

    Types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder, where the patient eats a large amount in a short period of time; anorexia nervosa, where the person has an intense fear of gaining weight and restricts food or overexercises to manage this fear; bulimia nervosa, where individuals eat a large quantity (binging) then try to rid themselves of the food (purging); pica, where the patient eats non-food items; rumination syndrome, where the patient regurgitates undigested or minimally digested food; avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), where people have a reduced or selective food intake due to some psychological reasons (see below); and a group of other specified feeding or eating disorders.

    Anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse are common among people with eating disorders. These disorders do not include obesity. People often experience comorbidity between an eating disorder and OCD. It is estimated 20-60% of patients with an ED have a history of OCD.

    You can refer to this:

    resiliens.com/resilify/program/overcoming-disordered-eating

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    Disability

    Anyone willing to share their experience going on disability? I am really struggling to work and have been unemployed a lot more than I've been employed... I have Bipolar I disorder, Autism, Complex PTSD, generalized anxiety, OCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, a tic disorder, and a personality disorder. Plus eating disorders and addictions that I am working on recovering from. In addition, I am having some physical health concerns and am going through gender transition. No wonder I'm overwhelmed!

    #Disability #BipolarDisorder #ADHD #Autism #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #Dyscalculia #AnorexiaNervosa #Addiction #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Hypertension

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    What is body dysmorphia?

    #BodyDysmorphicDisorder

    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), occasionally still called dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own body part or appearance is severely flawed and therefore warrants exceptional measures to hide or fix it. In BDD's delusional variant, the flaw is imagined. If the flaw is actual, its importance is severely exaggerated.

    Either way, thoughts about it are pervasive and intrusive, and may occupy several hours a day, causing severe distress and impairing one's otherwise normal activities. BDD is classified as a somatoform disorder, and the DSM-5 categorizes BDD in the obsessive–compulsive spectrum, and distinguishes it from anorexia nervosa.

    BDD is estimated to affect from 0.7% to 2.4% of the population. It usually starts during adolescence and affects both men and women. The BDD subtype muscle dysmorphia, perceiving the body as too small, affects mostly males. Besides thinking about it, one repetitively checks and compares the perceived flaw, and can adopt unusual routines to avoid social contact that exposes it.

    Fearing the stigma of vanity, one usually hides the preoccupation. Commonly unsuspected even by psychiatrists, BDD has been underdiagnosed. Severely impairing quality of life via educational and occupational dysfunction and social isolation, BDD has high rates of suicidal thoughts and attempts at suicide.

    You can refer to this:

    resiliens.com/resilify/program/dealing-with-body-dysmorphia

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    How often do you fart or burp?

    Did you know that if you hold your burp in the air can reverse and turn into a fart? #AnorexiaNervosa #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #ADHD #Autism #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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    I don’t know how to fix this #ARFID #AnorexiaNervosa

    I have struggled with anorexia for about 4 years, but recently my ED has transformed into something else. And I don’t know how to fight it. My ED is looking a lot more like ARFID right now. There’s a block in my brain that won’t let me eat. I’m really scared and I feel like my team doesn’t know what to do with me. I’m not necessarily looking for solutions, I guess I just wanna feel less alone. Anyone else out there who knows what this feels like? #ARFID #AnorexiaNervosa

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    Difference between AN B/P subtype and purging disorder?

    I'm curious to know the difference between the binge/purge subtype of anorexia versus purging disorder. I was diagnosed with the first one but I'm thinking purging disorder seems more accurate to me, but I'm not 100% sure. I can talk to my psychiatrist about it, I just want to hear other people's opinions too (especially from professionals on here that specialize in eating disorders and sufferers of these conditions). Thank you in advance and stay safe ❤ I know this stuff is hard. #Anorexia #ED #EatingDisorders #AnorexiaNervosa

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    Difference between AN B/P subtype and purging disorder?

    I'm curious to know the difference between the binge/purge subtype of anorexia versus purging disorder. I was diagnosed with the first one but I'm thinking purging disorder seems more accurate to me, but I'm not 100% sure. I can talk to my psychiatrist about it, I just want to hear other people's opinions too (especially from professionals on here that specialize in eating disorders and sufferers of these conditions). Thank you in advance and stay safe ❤ I know this stuff is hard. #Anorexia #ED #EatingDisorders #AnorexiaNervosa

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