Are Eating Disorders Also Included Of Self-Abuse?

I Was Observing The Behavior
Mar2iva – 11/10/2010 – 07:41

I was observing the behavior of self-abuse for my coursework.
There’s someone was trying to self-harm by doing combination of cutting, anorexia, bulimia, and over exercise, in order to make herself visible to be ugly, because she had been raped. Is she also including self abuse, or only eating disorder patient?

Could you explain to me how’s relationship about eating disorders and self-abuse?
And what’s different of they both? thanks…

Some People Consider Eating
janurse427 – 11/12/2010 – 05:14

Some people consider eating disorders to be a form of self-abuse or self-harm. Yes, they are abusive and harmful to oneself, but it’s not as distinct as in the case of cutting, etc. The etiology of an eating disorder can be complex and include a multitude of things, so in some cases this would apply, but not in others. This is a good question and one that deserves more research. Thank you for your inquiry!

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