EATING DISORDER-AN ALARMING HEALTH PROBLEM

Authors

  • VINITHA ELIZABETH Final year BDS Saveetha Dental College and hospital 162, Poonamalle High Road Velapanchavadi Chennai
  • M.SUBHA Senior Lecturer Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Saveetha Dental College and hospital 162, Poonamalle High Road Velapanchavadi Chennai.

Abstract

Eating disorders are of serious concern in one's health.It is a psychopathological disorder affecting patient's relationship with food  body manifesting as distorted eating behaviour [1]. It includes anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosaâ€. Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is a biologically based serious mental disorder with high levels of mortality and disability, physical and psychological morbidity and impaired quality of life. Anorexia Nervosa is the leading cause of disease burden in terms of years of life lost through death or disability. Psychotherapeutic interventions are the treatment of choice, and this depends on the stage of illness [2]. Bulimia Nervosa (BN) has a higher prevalence among women [3,4,5]. This article provides overview of presentation, diagnosis, complications, management and treatment of eating disorders.

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Published

2013-10-01

How to Cite

ELIZABETH, V., and M.SUBHA. “EATING DISORDER-AN ALARMING HEALTH PROBLEM”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 6, no. 4, Oct. 2013, pp. 71-73, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/491.

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