Difference between bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating

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Difference between bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating

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The difference between bulimia and anorexia is anoerxia is more of a restricting type. This is somebody who is cutting out foods, cutting out food groups, really has a lot of control around what they are eating and when and the times. And bulimia is more of a getting rid of. It´s a compensatory behavior. So they are eating and then they are either vomiting or exercising or using laxatives, diuretics to release what they have taken in. And sometimes there is this interesting meeting of the two where somebody may be very restricting in what they eat but what they do eat they are trying to get rid of in some way. There is just a binge eating type disorder where somebody maybe even starve all day and then binge in the evening or binge uncontrollably. Most of these behaviors happen when they are not around anybody. They usually happen in private and they could be sneaking food, hoarding food. There are all kinds of different behaviors around bulimia and anorexia.

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Meg Newman is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Venice and Tarzana CA. Meg is also a mother and stepmom. Meg has worked as a therapist with children and teens focusing on a variety of issues concerning anxiety, eating disorders, body image, substance abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Meg is native to Los Angeles and loves spending time with family, as well as snowboarding as often as possible.

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