The affective spectrum is a grouping of related psychiatric and medical disorders which may accompany bipolar, unipolar, and schizoaffective disorders at statistically higher rates than would normally be expected. These disorders are identified by a common positive response to the same types of pharmacologic treatments. They also aggregate strongly in families and may therefore share common heritable underlying physiologic anomalies. ...more on Wikipedia about "Affective spectrum"
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by voluntary starvation and exercise stress. Anorexia nervosa is a complex disease, involving psychological, sociological and physiological components. A person who is suffering from anorexia is referred to as 'anorexic' or (less commonly) 'anorectic'. "Anorectic" is the noun form, where "anorexic" is the adjectival form. These two are often used incorrectly when applied. Although technically incorrect, the term is frequently shortened to anorexia, which simply refers to the medical symptom of lost appetite. In this article, anorexia will be used synonymously with anorexia nervosa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anorexia nervosa"
Binge eating disorder is a medical syndrome in which, according to currently accepted definitions, people: ...more on Wikipedia about "Binge eating disorder"
Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known as bulimia, is an eating disorder. It is a psychological condition in which the subject engages in recurrent binge eating followed by intentionally doing one or more of the following in order to compensate for the intake of the food and prevent weight gain: ...more on Wikipedia about "Bulimia nervosa"
An eating disorder is a mental illness in which the main problem is a person eats in a way which disturbs their physical health. The eating may be too excessive, too limited or of the wrong foods. The best-known eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eating disorder"
Eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) is a diagnostic category of sub-clinical mental disorders that involve disordered eating patterns. EDNOS is described in the DSM-IV-TR, the latest version of the diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association, as a "category
Orthorexia, or orthorexia nervosa is an unhealthy obsession with (what the sufferer considers to be) healthy eating. The subject may avoid certain types of food, such as those containing fats, preservatives or animal products. It is closely related to anorexia nervosa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Orthorexia nervosa"
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Pro-ana is a largely Internet-based movement which views the eating disorder anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle choice rather than a medical condition. There are a growing number of pro-ana websites and discussion groups where self-identified anorectics come together to discuss their condition, which some claim creates a reinforcing feedback loop. The movement is controversial because it contradicts current prevailing psychological and medical views. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pro-ana"
Pro-mia is a movement which views the condition bulimia nervosa as positive, promoting binge-purge eating habits as a "lifestyle choice" rather than an illness. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pro-mia"
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