By Anonymous - 26/04/2012 04:36 - United States - Honolulu
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70- it's called using protection...having sex doesn't automatically mean getting pregnant and having to "expel" a baby nine months later. And when you think about it, 28 is right. Sex is great (or it should be) but it's pretty gross when you think of all that bodily fluid and stuff...
That's still considered anorexia - not anorexia nervosa, which is a specific disorder related to anorexia (not eating, no matter what the cause).
#42 Just stop there. Skipping only one meal does not make you anorexic. People with anorexia fear eating too much, as it will result in weight gain, which conflicts with their body image. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure people with anorexia skip a lot more meals than just breakfast. So to answer your question, no.
The medical term anorexia doesn't mean and ONLY mean anorexia nervosa, its an encompassing term that has several specific sub-diseases, like how a genus of animals doesn't describe a single species. You guys are thumbing him down because the medical definitions don't fit what you associate with "anorexia"?
Anorexia is the medical term for loss of appetite. Because anorexia and anorexia nervosa are used interchangeably its hard to make the distinction, especially because the literal translation of anorexia nervosa is not entirely accurate in accordance to the disease itself. But I think the term anorexic is generally used for anorexia nervosa so no, she's not anorexic but yes she may have anorexia if she lost her appetite because of how gross bodily functions are.
My dad taught a kid once who refused to eat potatoes after discovering that they grew in the ground and were therefore dirty! FFS!
Greenman, you have my full support, and I don't care how many thumbs down I get. There is a good chance OP's daughter is doing this for attention, so if you act supportive, she will likely hesitate. And if she is not doing it for attention, then her body will likely force her to eat in some capacity. Oh, and I think greenman was joking anyway...
That's a shame. I guess I will just have to eat this juicy burger, seasoned fries, and mixed berry cheesecake all on my own then...
What? Had she never noticed the stuff that comes out the other end before? I'd think the explanation of what goes on in between would be helpful if anything, but it takes all kinds, I suppose.