Glossary: Anorexia NervosaFriday, March 16, 2012 - 14:52
Here are definitions of medical terms related to anorexia.
Behavior therapy: A type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing and gaining control over unwanted behaviors.
Binge eating: Eating an abnormally large amount of food within a certain amount of time. This is usually accompanied by a feeling of lack of control over eating.
Bulimia nervosa: An eating disorder characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating followed by purging (self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas), using diet pills, excessive exercising, or fasting.
Cognitive behavioral therapy: A type of psychotherapy that combines the techniques of cognitive therapy and behavior therapy.
Cognitive therapy: A type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing unproductive thought patterns. It assumes that by changing your thoughts you can change how you feel.
Purging: Ridding the body of food by self-induced vomiting or misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.