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Eating disorders, anxiety and depression

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phoebus

Hello, I am doing a EPQ project as part of sixth form and my topic area is showing the hidden feelings of anxiety, depression and eating disorders through photography. I was just wondering if anyone would be able to describe to me what it feels like to have these disorders using imagery as I am interested in physically showing what people cant normally see. Any answers would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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ishaverma
When people develop eating disorders, it isn't really about food. Anorexia or bulimia can usually be traced to an underlying emotional issue, where control over food or food as comfort is a way to self-treat. Often, the condition that leads to restricting food or binging and purging is really anxiety.
Eating disorder begins with the intention to lose weight and control eating. But in some situations, this good intentions may go badly in the wrong way resulting to develop various disorders. But the most common is the depression. 
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the most common anxiety disorder to co-occur with an eating disorder. Those who have both disorders often develop compulsive rituals connected to food, such as weighing every bit of food or cutting it into tiny pieces, or even binge eating.
 
 
 
 

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devregi

Anxiety and eating disorders may be treated at the same time and in the same manner. Even so, recovery from one disorder does not ensure recovery from another, so it is necessary to seek help for both.

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