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do you think there are very many people living in underdeveloped/poor nations who fall prey to eating disorders?

Specific eating disorders:

Anorexia nervosa (AN), characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight.

Bulimia nervosa (BN), characterized by recurrent binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as purging (self-induced vomiting or excessive use of laxatives)

Binge eating disorder (BED), binge eating without compensatory behavior (Considered to be in the eating disorders not otherwise specified category)[13]

Purging disorder, characterized by recurrent purging to control weight or shape in the absence of binge eating episodes

Rumination syndrome, involving the repeated painless regurgitation of food following a meal which is then either re-chewed and re-swallowed, or discarded.

Diabulimia is the deliberate manipulation of insulin levels by diabetics in an effort to control their weight.

Food maintenance syndrome is characterized by a set of aberrant eating behaviors of children in foster care.[14]

Female athlete triad is a syndrome in which disordered eating behavior, amenorrhea and/or oligomenorrhea, and decreased bone mineral density (osteoporosis and osteopenia) are present (though not all patients exhibit all three components).

Eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS) can refer to a number of disorders. It can refer to a female individual who suffers from anorexia but still has her period; it can refer to someone who may still be an "average healthy weight" but who has anorexic thought patterns and behaviors; it can mean the sufferer equally participates in some anorexic as well as bulimic behaviors (sometimes referred to as purge-type anorexia).

Pica is defined as a compulsive craving for eating, chewing or licking non-food items or foods containing no nutrition. These can include such things as chalk, plaster, paint chips, baking soda, starch, glue, rust, ice, coffee grounds, and cigarette ashes.

Night eating syndrome consists of morning anorexia, evening polyphagia (abnormally increased appetite for consumption of food frequently associated with injury to the hypothalamus) and insomnia.

Orthorexia nervosa is an obsession with a "pure" diet, where it interferes with a person’s life. It becomes a way of life filled with chronic concern for the quality of food being consumed. When the person suffering with orthorexia slips up from wavering from their "perfect" diet, they may resort to extreme acts of further self-discipline, including even stricter regimens and fasting.


do you think there are many sufferers in india?

do you think there are many sufferers in the sudan?

do you think there are many sufferers in china?

if yes, reasons if you would.

yet another example of the western developed ladder to perfect lifestyle.

keep climbing.


ps – i know only too well that those who have suffered, and who suffer, undergo terrible torment.

i still have to ask the question.

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