Anorexia psychology help please?
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June 26, 2019 / By Denny Question:
I'm writing an essay on the clinical characteristics of anorexia, and I've got all the information I need, I was just wondering what their sleeping habits are? Do they sleep alot and fall asleep during the day or do they suffer from insomnia or something?
I suffer from anorexia and I fall asleep alot but I was wondering if that is a clinical characteristic or if insomnia was more reliable?
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Belshazzar | 8 days ago
I do hope you get help for this dangerous psychological eating disorder you are suffering from.. It's very important that you really commit to maybe going into rehab, because only there can you get the help you and millions of others who suffer from an eating disorder, really get optimal therapy from a specialist doctor, a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders, a nutritionalist who helps you and millions of others to help you to choose the right foods to get your health back...
From what I have read about anorexia, I can guess it makes a person very tired because the cells in the body are deprived of nutrients they so urgently need to give the body the necessary energy to do things.. and if you don't eat and only drink water, then you must be tired out... and still some drive themselves to the absolute limit and exercise... Nobody suffering from anorexia can feel good inside of themselves.. because the body is starving. It craves food but the anorexic won't allow it to get the food it craves... they go out walking.. they often are anorexic and they still walk for miles and miles just to make sure that the tiny amount of food they ate during the day, gets burned off...
Watch the anorexics on Supersize vs. Superskinny.. there are two people in an eating clinic who both suffer from eating disorders.. one suffers from overeating and is obese, the other does not eat enough but is not really anorexic yet but eats very little and very unhealthy tiny meals and they are way below a healthy BMI.. but then there are also 5 real anorexics on that show. 4 females and a 20 year old male.. All of them are anorexics and all of them walk on a daily basis.. 2 of the women are mom's and married.. their kids are healthy but it's very tough on relationships and of course an anorexic mom is not a role model for her child.. neither is an obese one... They learn in the 9 or 8 weeks on that program to become less afraid of going shopping and preparing food and actually eating food...
I believe that sleeping a lot makes sense as the body is deprived of nutrients it needs to get the energy to do things.. but on the other hand.. having watched that program of anorexics I also know that they are determined to walk or use an exercise bike to get rid of the few calories they allow their body to consume per day.. they want to burn them off again...that's why they need urgent help to see the danger in their way of thinking...and anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate of all the eating disorders that exist...
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sleeping isn't a side effect that I've heard of from anorexia. it's a symptom of depression though.
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