The diagnosis for Blair Waldorf fits most appropriately with Bulimia Nervosa (307.51). To be diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa , you must have the following characteristics: Recurrent episodes of binge eating .
Most eating disorders are much more common in women and girls than in men and boys. Girls in their teens are most likely to develop an eating disorder, but boys and men are also affected. In fact, one in every four children diagnosed with anorexia nervosa is a boy.
Anorexia (an-o-REK-see-uh) nervosa — often simply called anorexia — is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight.
Eating disorders are a range of psychological conditions that cause unhealthy eating habits to develop. They might start with an obsession with food, body weight, or body shape. In severe cases, eating disorders can cause serious health consequences and may even result in death if left untreated.
There are brief mentions of Blair’s past struggle with anorexia -bulimia that are never mentioned again past the first season. She also begins a brief power struggle with freshman Jenny Humphrey.
In the season finale The Return of the Ring, Rufus and Lily learn about Bart still being alive. Rufus learns that since Lily and Bart are technically still married, Lily needs to choose which marriage she wants to annul. Later on, she chooses to annul their marriage to save her relationship with Bart.
Fasting , of course, is not synonymous with anorexia . Nor is it necessarily problematic. However, as Dr Allison Chase, an eating disorder specialist, tells me over email, “any eating behaviors that involve restriction or rigid rules is concerning” and can be a precursor to diagnosable eating disorders .
When it comes down to it, no— not everyone has an eating disorder . Not everyone spends their days trying to find ways to be in control of their diet and their life. Not everyone has the perpetual anxiety of how they will get out of the next meal.
The disease has the highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders. As many as 20 percent of the people who suffer from anorexia will eventually die from it. And the longer a person suffers from anorexia , the greater their risk of dying becomes.
Those struggling with anorexia frequently fear gaining weight and have a distorted body image. They often believe they appear much heavier than they are. Additionally, women and men who suffer from this eating disorder exemplify a fixation with a thin figure and abnormal eating patterns.
The result will be the same, ie you are under the normal weight for your age and height. People with anorexia typically weigh 15% or more below the expected weight for their age, sex and height.
However, if you notice a combination of the following signs in your child, it may be that they have developed, or are starting to develop, an eating disorder . Behavioural symptoms; Compulsive or excessive exercising. Unusual behaviour around food e.g. insisting on using certain cutlery, cutting food into tiny pieces.
Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID), oftentimes characterized as “extreme picky eating ,” is an eating disorder impacting thousands of individuals, particularly children. The meaning of “fear food” in clients with ARFID differs from clients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
Orthorexia is an unhealthy focus on eating in a healthy way. Eating nutritious food is good, but if you have orthorexia , you obsess about it to a degree that can damage your overall well-being. Steven Bratman, MD, a California doctor, coined the term in 1996.