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What is the difference between Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Jul 16, 2019

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F. Daniel

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F. DanielContent Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California
Content Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California

Answered on Jul 16, 2019

Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder that happens to a man due to the fear of him or her getting fat or gaining many weights. The victim suffers from low self-esteem, and they usually have issues in their relationship and social interaction. They deceive the people around them, making them believe that they are eating by taking a small amount of food and forcing it out later. On the other hand, Bulimia Nervosa disorder is different from Anorexia Nervosa, as this is characterized by speedy and excessive eating, after which the victim vomits and also use laxatives to force out the food. People suffering from Bulimia Nervosa also experience some personality issues and are usually sexually active.

Anorexia Nervosa is being suffered most by children and younger ones, while Bulimia Nervosa occurs more among the old ones. Someone suffering from Anorexia Nervosa is usually thin, and of little weight, while a Bulimia Nervosa victim is typical of average weight. To treat the victim suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, you in to make such person gain weight, then address the psychological issues; but for the Bulimia Nervosa victim, the psychological effect is discussed first, then right eating habit is inculcated.

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