Mental representation that a person has of his or her own body, including perceptions, attitudes, thoughts, and emotions.
A reduction in calorie intake below daily needs.
Using self-induced vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics to get rid of excess calories that have been consumed.
Disorder in which a person peceives his body to be underdeveloped no matter how highly developed his muscles really are.
Disordered Eating Behaviors
Abnormal eating patterns (for example, vomiting, use of laxatives, extreme dieting) that may not fit the rigid diagnostic rules for anorexia or bulimia but affect quality of life.
Conditions characterized by severely disturbed eating behaviors and distorted body image; eating disorders jeopardize physical and psychological health.
Eating disorder marked by distortion of body image and refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight.
Eating disorder marked by distortion of body image and repeated episodes of binge eating usually followed by purging in the form of self-induced vomiting, misuse of diuretics or laxatives, excessive exercising, or fasting.
Eating disorder marked by binge-eating behavior without the vomiting or purging of bulimia.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in appearance.
Female Athlete Triad
Interrelated conditions of disordered eating, amenorrhea, and osteoporosis.
Excessive or addictive exercising, undertaken to address psychological needs rather than to improve fitness.