Anorexia and bulimia start when a person thinks or their family tells them that she or he is fat. Those with the disorder start to hallucinate and start to believe that they have more weight than what they actually have. In their minds they see themselves as physically fat and it affects them emotionally. The symptoms of anorexia and bulimia are similar: for example low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, mood swings and isolation from family and friends. Anorexic, women tend to lose their period, and become thin, as well as having dry scalp and have the fear of food and weight gain. On the contrary bulimic women have eating habits that get out of control, for example they consume more than they have too and then vomit everything they ate, which the acid from their stomach causes injuries in their throats.
Anorexia and bulimia affect a person’s way of thinking because in their mind they believe that they are overweight. Most people diagnosed with these disorders are in denial because no matter how much weight they lose they will always feel or think that they are overweight. Often when diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia some people are also diagnosed with other psychological problems such as “obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, borderline personality disorder, and sleeping disorder.”
Anorexia and Bulimia have a big effect mostly in women and some men. There is mostly more news on obesity than anorexia and bulimia combined. One person who is aware and has started a company for anorexia and bulimia is the supermodel, Tyra Banks. There are, symptoms, and treatments. Society should be aware of these dangerous disorders because not only does it affect those that have the disorders, it also