A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Anorexia eating disorder- an overview

Anorexia eating disorder occurs in people who are insecure and have a very negative body image. Eating disorder largely affects a person’s physical and mental health leading to medical complications. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating order. People with the anorexia eating disorder are very conscious about their looks and fear weight gain.

Therefore, these people largely avoid taking food and may get into the compulsive habit of consuming excessive diet pills, water pills and laxatives to loose weight. They constantly worry about the calories and fats in the food they take and therefore, try to avoid it. These people may also resort to over exercising, losing energy etc. This is because; people with anorexia eating disorder always think that they are fat and ugly, even if they are thin. They hold the fear of being rejected by the society for being fat.

The patients suffering from anorexia eating disorder, experience a significant weight loss. These people are usually 15% below the normal weight and look very thin and sick. In children, this disorder hampers their proper bodily growth and in adolescent, this disorder may also have negative side effects on their social and personal front. These people are socially isolated and often follow a very unreal dieting regime.

Anorexia eating disorder is a serious mental ailment. The causes of this illness are not specific but largely related to the psychological, social and they can also sometimes be genetically inherited. Any person with a low self-esteem and low self-confidence is at a higher risk of easily contracting this disorder.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Lotus Therapy, a New Old Path

The patient sat with his eyes closed, submerged in the rhythm of his own breathing, and after a while noticed that he was thinking about his troubled relationship with his father. “I was able to be there, present for the pain,” he said, when the meditation session ended. “To just let it be what it….

Continue reading

Church fights for alcoholics centre

Highland Council plans to slash inverness Beechwood House funding by £200,000 next year Church leaders yesterday joined the fight to keep open the only 24-hour centre for alcoholics in Inverness. Inverness Presbytery is calling on the agencies involved in Beechwood House to work together to allow it to continue. It came as a Highlands and….

Continue reading

A Shake Up for New Zealand’s Drinking Culture

The lawless drinking culture prevalent among young New Zealanders could see a re-write of the liquor laws. The Law Commission published a report Thursday that recommends ways to minimize the harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The Law Commission is an independent government entity in New Zealand that reviews laws and recommends reforms and new….

Continue reading

Homeless alcoholism drains city

The Biggest Little City gained notoriety in a 2006 edition of the New Yorker after two Reno police officers estimated that ignoring one of the city’s homeless chronic alcoholics cost the city more than $1 million over the years. Malcolm Gladwell’s story quoted Reno police officers Patrick O’Bryan and Steve Johns explaining that Murray Barr,….

Continue reading

It's easy to fall off the wagon during the holidays

Holiday time is party time, and no holiday is more associated with the drinking of alcohol than New Year’s Eve. For some people, it is especially difficult to cope with party invitations at this time of year. Those who are newly sober, and trying desperately to resist the temptation to relapse, often wonder how to….

Continue reading