Some people eat to live. Some people live to eat. However, some people hate to eat.
Eating is very essential to all living things. Human beings need to eat to energize their bodies to continue living. Some eat three times a day and some just love to eat and eat. However, there are people who hate to eat. The sight of foods makes them vomit. Too much eating is a disorder and lack of intake of food is also a disorder.
Among the eating disoreders are the anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The term anorexia nervosa means “loss of appetite.” Patients with anorexia nervosa restrict food intake that leads to starvation and at times even to death, Many people died of it. It occurs on women rather than in men between the ages of 13 and 20 years. Patients with anorexia nervosa have troubled relationship with their parents. They refuse to eat with their families and in public places. They are often depressed. They have an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight. They cannot control their restriction of food intake, and so they have eating binges. They have peculiar behavior regarding food. They hide food and carry large quantities of candies in their pockets. Patients with anorexia nervosa are often secretive, deny their symptoms and resist treatment. The treatment includes hospitalization, nursing treatment program, behavioral therapy program, pharmacotherapy and electro convulsive therapy. They aim is to restore the patient’s nutrional state to normal.
Another type of eating disorder is bulimia nervosa. Patients with bulimia nervosa has intake of large quantities of food. It is common to women. They are also prone to depression like anorexia nervosa. They have overconcerns about their body weight, shape, appearance, and worry about how others see them. They have concern with their sexual attractiveness too. They induced self-vomiting as putting their finger in their throat to vomit and use laxatives. The patients describe their parents as neglectful and rejecting. They are also into lcoholism, shoplifting, and emotional lability that includes suicide attempts. The treatment of this eating disorders involves psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy or a combination of both.