Monday, February 22, 2010



not to mention sitting in abnormal psych twice a week just makes me feel more and more like i meet the criteria for bulimia.
oh and learned something to clarify: there are two subtypes of both anorexia and bulimia
bulimia is split into "purging subtype" and "nonpurging subtype".  purging-type involves actually getting rid of the food from the body (ie. throwing up. laxatives.), whereas non-purging-type involves other methods of making up for the consumption of calories (ie. restriction/fasting, exercise).  it is a compensatory method, and in a way it's "purging" but just not as literally.
in the same vein, anorexia is divided into and restricting subtype and a binge-and-purging subtype.  the only clear, distinctive difference between anorexia and bulimia (for meeting diagnostic criteria) is weight.  anorexics are at a BMI lower than 18.5 (or less than 85% of their ideal body weight) and bulimics are above that.  so basically, anorexic binge-and-purgers are just lighter, and probably have fewer episodes, sometimes they start out at a lower weight, or they have a faster metabolism, etc etc individual differences.  i'm not entirely sure of all the specifics.

sorry if you don't want to hear all that, it's just been shoved at me the past few classes.
also i have a friendcrush in that class (haha).  meaning.  i want to be friends with this guy cause he seems awesome.  there's a thread about him on our own discussion board. haha.  okay.  moving on.  naptime.  thanks for letting me get that out.

anastasia kirstyn

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