These are the technical definitions of Anorexia and Bulimia:
-Loss of 5-15% of normal body weight coupled with refusal to maintain normal body weight
-Extreme fear of gaining weight
-Distorted body image ( feeling fat when very thin)\Absence of three or more consecutive menses/period ( Amenorrhea)
-Recurrent episodes of binge eating ( rapid consumption of large amount of food in a discrete period of time, usually less than two hours
-Feeling a lack of control during binges
-Regular episodes of self-induced vomiting, use of diuretics, strict dieting or vigorous exercise
-Minimum of two binges per week for at least three months
-Persistent over-concern with body shape and weight
Psychological treatment of eating disorders:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CPT): Assist the individual to think differently then his/her behavior will change accordingly.
Supportive Psychotherapy: Help the individual cope with stressful events.
Behavioral Techniques: Provide the person with several techniques to modify his/her behavior.
Interpersonal Therapy: Help the individual resolve interpersonal problems such as dependence, impulsive behavior, conflicts with parent, unresolved anger, & fluctuation of mood.