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What is ANOREXIA Nervosa -- Eating Disorder Video #6

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What is Anorexia Nervosa -- Eating Disorder Video #6

This video is about the DSM definition of anorexia nervosa. I felt that it was important to go over what the criteria are because many people misuse the term anorexia. Anorexia is characterized by four criteria. The first being a person's refusal to maintain an ideal body weight, which is know if vague but I feel that it is vague on purpose because everyone's body shape and size is different. A person with anorexia can keep their weight low by restricting or purging and it is my experience that this will change over the course of their eating disorder. The second criterion is that this person will have an intense fear of gaining any weight. This is not like someone who knows they gain weight during the holidays and so they go to the gym more out of fear that they will gain the weight. This is much more severe, and the fears about weight gain monopolize their thoughts all day and night. The third criterion is that the person's view of themselves is distorted. I do not mean that if you have a day where you look in the mirror and don't like what you see that you have a distorted self perception, this is much more severe and no one can change their mind about how they think they look. The fourth criterion is the loss of your period. This is not required because many may have never had their period so they could not have lost it. Also, if a person is on birth control that can potentially force their body into having a period even if their body would not do so naturally. It is my hope that leveraging social media whether it is YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn can help me reach more people and spread the word about eating disorders and how destructive they can be to the people who suffer from them as well as those closest to them.

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