Behavioral Symptoms

Medical Complications

Psychological Symptoms

  • low self-esteem
  • decreased ability to concentrate and learn
  • decreased vocational functioning
  • emotional distress

Anorexia Nervosa
A condition of self starvation, often including over exercise. An anorexic youngster has a disturbed body image, intense fear of becoming obese, and inability to maintain normal body weight.
Binge Eating Disorder
This is characterized by eating large amounts of food in a short amount of time and a sense of lack of control.
Bulimia Nervosa
A condition of frequent binge eating followed by purging. A bulimic youngster has binge times of eating quantities of high calorie, easily digested foods. Purging includes self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives and diuretics, strict dieting or fasting, or rigorous exercise to prevent weight gain. There is great concern about body shape and weight.
Compulsive Overeating
Eating more than is nutritionally necessary, resulting in obesity.
Activity disorder 
Depending on too much exercise to keep from gaining weight.

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