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Differences Between Fasting and Anorexia Nervosa

Differences Between Fasting and Anorexia Nervosa One the most significant differences between fasting and anorexic behavior is the belief that the anorexic does not fast voluntarily. In contrast to the restricting eating seen in anorexia nervosa, the non-anorectic person is making the choice to fast for medical, spiritual or psychological reasons. The [...]

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

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