Posts Tagged ‘Disorders’

Anorexia

December 31, 2010

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight, often coupled with a distorted self image which may be maintained by various cognitive biases that alter how the affected individual evaluates and thinks about her or his body, food and eating. Persons with anorexia nervosa continue to feel hunger, but deny themselves all but very small quantities of food.

The average caloric intake of a person with anorexia nervosa is 600-800 calories per day, but in extreme cases self-starvation is more extreme. It is a serious mental illness with a high incidence of comorbidity and the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder.It can affect men and women of all ages, races, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Anorexia nervosa occurs in the ratio of 1:10 in males:females.

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How to stop worrying and start living

December 9, 2010

Watch more_8 Simple Steps To Stop Worrying And Start Living

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Depression is nobody’s friend

October 11, 2010

Source_The Star:Depression is nobody’s friend. A DIFFERENT SPIN By JO-JO STRUYS

According to the World Health Organisation, depression affects more than 120 million people around the world. Right here on our doorstep, records indicate that at least 9% of Malaysians suffer from major depression.

WHEN I was in boarding school in Australia, I remember the day I first met Miyuki. News travelled fast through our corridors about this foreign girl who was coming to live with us. Through the grapevine, we heard she had been expelled from several schools in Japan for breaking so many of their rules. We were all expecting a “wild child” but she wasn’t what we expected. She had huge brown eyes, which reminded me of a Japanese anime character and she was also very quiet.

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