Results for - Orthorexia Nervosa - The new eating disorder?
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1. Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder defined as an unhealthy obsession with maintaining what the individual feels is a proper diet. It shares some of the characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder. Had you heard of orthorexia nervosa before this survey?
2. It is important to distinguish between those who eat healthy foods and those who may be suffering from orthorexia nervosa. Which of these warning signs of orthorexia have you experienced or witnessed in others?
A focus on maintaining the 'perfect' diet rather than maintaining a healthy weight
Eliminating entire groups of foods due to self-diagnosed allergies or concerns about purity of the food group
Obsessive concern over the relationship between food choices and health
Obsessive concern over washing of food or sterilization of utensils, food preparation areas and equipment
Being highly critical of those who do not follow what is considered by the individual to be a 'healthy' or 'pure' diet
Feelings of guilt or emotional distress when deviating from the individual's chosen diet
Increased consumption of vitamins and supplements beyond what a health practitioner would recommend
Avoiding food prepared or purchased by others
Social isolation from friends and family members who do not follow the same diet
Other (please specify)
3. While orthorexia nervosa is not yet formally recognized in some medical circles, many people do struggle with it and recovery support groups have been formed. The National Eating Disorders Association website has forums to help support those in recovery from eating disorders here http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/forum If you or someone you are close to are in need of help in your path to recovery from an eating disorder, would you feel comfortable reaching out online for that support?
04/21/2015 Health & Fitness 1744 23 By: Asdisir