Aggression can be a complex behavior with various underlying causes and contributing factors, including individual temperament, past experiences, cultural and societal norms, and situational factors
Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia is characterized by a severe restriction of food intake, resulting in a dangerously low body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, and distorted body image.
Bulimia Nervosa: Bulimia involves recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by purging behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, misuse of laxatives, or excessive exercise.
Binge Eating Disorder: Binge eating disorder involves recurrent episodes of binge eating without the use of purging behaviors. Individuals with this disorder often feel a loss of control during binges and experience shame and guilt afterward.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID): ARFID involves a persistent lack of interest in eating, avoidance of certain foods or textures, and restrictive eating behaviors that result in significant weight loss or nutritional deficiency.
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED): OSFED includes eating disorder behaviors that do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, but still cause significant distress or impairment in an individual’s life.
It’s essential to recognize the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and seek professional help if you or someone you know may be struggling with an eating disorder.