Denial could be defined as rejecting a fact because you are too uncomfortable with it, despite overwhelming evidence. Denial may be used as a defense mechanism, and it may serve as a means to continue living in a fantasy. There is a strong prevalence of denial in eating disorder sufferers.
When an individual has an eating disorder such as anorexia, the individual’s loved ones may wrestle with how hard to push for formal eating disorder treatment. The person with the eating disorder may resist enrollment in even an outpatient program or meeting with a therapist, causing friends and family members anxiety about their safety.
Eating disorders are made up of a spectrum of symptoms, with each case holding some similarity to others but unique in its qualities and causes. Even with so much variation, the DSM-IV recognizes only anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and eating disorder not otherwise specified as the official clinical diagnoses. It is expected that binge eating [...]
There are many factors that can contribute to the development of anorexia, including both environmental and biological causes. Many of the environmental causes have been explored in studies, such as the association between a parent who is overly focused on dieting and a child who develops an eating disorder. A new study conducted by Laura [...]