Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are the most perilous and life threatening eating disorders that, if no reliable treatment or therapy is accomplished, the sufferers of which are susceptible to numerous serious health problems and even death. Anorexia nervosa is identified by an extreme fear of being obese that leads to excessive dieting to the point of serious ill-health and even death, while bulimia nervosa is a situation in which a short period of too much eating is followed by extreme dieting, use of laxatives, or self-induced vomiting. It is associated with the same psychological depression with anorexia nervosa, i.e. the anxiety about being overweight. Both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are not easy to be recovered naturally. Comprehensive medical supervision and thorough eating disorder treatments are very important to be accomplished to pacify such anxiety.
Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are generally experienced by women, especially those who work as actors, models, dancers and athletes. They are generally afraid to look fat due to the demands of their profession that is more concerned with their body appearance. People with anorexia and bulimia yield very good achievement in school, sports, jobs and other activities. They resemble perfectionists with obsessive, anxious or depressive symptoms. Anorexia and bulimia usually begin at the puberty era. However, they can also occur at any time.
The exact cause of anorexia and bulimia is still unknown. However, it is allegedly due to a combination of personal character, emotion, and mindset. Biological and environmental factors also play an important role for the occurrence of anorexia and bulimia. Both bulimia treatments and anorexia treatment usually employ similar method, i.e. employing certain mental and psychological treatments so their sufferers will always treat eating activity as an amusing activity that will never make them overweight as long as they maintain a healthy diet and eat only nutritious meals.