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Discuss the defining features of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Why are aspects of one disorder sometimes confused with aspects of another?
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Anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder are all eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is diagnosed when a person purposely loses weight to a point below which it is considered healthy. Being underweight is a primary feature of the disorder, but psychological factors (such as an intense fear of gaining weight or perceptual disturbance in body image) also need to be present. Bingeing and purging can accompany anorexia, but those activities also help define bulimia nervosa. A primary difference is that people with anorexia are, by definition, underweight, whereas those with bulimia are typically normal weight to overweight. Bingeing is also a characteristic of binge- eating disorder, but the difference here is that episodes of bingeing are not followed by any compensatory behaviors (such as using laxatives or self-induced vomiting to purge). A majority of people with a diagnosis of binge-eating disorder are, predictably, overweight or obese.

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