these patients are usually young women who (1) eat little that they may look skeletal yet (2) remain fearful of obesity or weight gain, and (3) have distorted perception that they are fat. Some patients may not admit to fear of being overweight, but take steps to avert weight gain
A patient has lost control over eating, consuming in binges much more food than is normal for a similar time frame. Weight is controlled by fasting, vomiting or extreme physical workouts, or abuse of laxatives.
Binge Eating Disorder
a patient has lost control consuming in binges much more food than is normal in a similar situation. During a binge the patient will eat too fast, too much, in the absence of real hunger, The binge can cause guilt, and solitary dining, and doesn't result in behaviors to counteract the overeating.
for at least a month, the patient has been regurgitating food
Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
with no abnormality of self image, the patient eats too little to maintain adequate nutrition or weight. As a result, the patient may need tube feeding or added nourishment.