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Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33



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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank walks us through the troubling world of Eating and Body Dysmorphic disorders. There’s a lot going on here and, even though we still have a lot of dots to connect, a lot we can learn to help ourselves and each other.


Table of Contents:

Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder 01:55
Types of Body Dysmorphic Disorders 05:58
Psychological & Environmental Roots 08:03


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    added on 11 Jun, 2020
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    I was waiting for the modeling to come up.
    I grew up with my parents and grandparents commenting on their weight. Always complaining about how fat they are. My one grandmother has type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. I am terrified of ending up like my family. My reputation has always been I’m the small one. I’m the shortest and the lightest of my siblings. My brother is also quite skinny but I’m hoping puberty will make him more muscular. My sister is the big eater.
    I am terrified of becoming like my overweight family. So I am trying to lose weight. I am already 5’0 and 105lbs. I’m already on the lower end of healthy but my ugw is 80lbs. Then I’ll be happy. Then my friends will want to hang out with me. Then everything will be okay.

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    added on 12 Jun, 2020
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    idk how this video knew that I just moved across the country, I'm 15, developed an eating disorder, I'm shy, and a runner…watching this video is kinda scary cuz it's like watching my life…

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    added on 12 Jun, 2020
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    i've had this for my entire adult life. i had anorexia as a teenager which only lasted about 9 months. but the body dysmorphia has stuck with me and i'm now 34. i'm a strong, healthy distance runner now but i think i'll live with body dysmorphia for my whole life.

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    added on 13 Jun, 2020
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    I had bullimia for only two months before I could stop, but it wasn't because I felt wrong with my body, but because it was during a time where I felt numb all the time, and puking made me feel "real" and "organic". Yeah, after a bit my view of myself started to distort and the eating disorder voice showed up, but it felt more like a consequence. Even after I stopped making myself puke it would still happen when I felt bad, and with time it started to disappear but not yet. So, how did it work? Was I doing it as a way of self harm?

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    added on 13 Jun, 2020
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    I’ve been on the journey towards a healthy lifestyle. I have a history of bulimia growing up so I’ve been really proud of myself for finally picking up a healthy lifestyle but I notice that as I continue to eat healthy (vegan diet) and working out, I can’t help myself but slowly becoming obsessed with the way I look/weigh. If the scale doesn’t move or if I gain a pound I’ll restrict myself the rest of the day and I’ll work 2x as hard while working out. I know I have goals to reach but I’ve been noticing this small little pattern can slowly turn dangerous. I want to stop but I don’t know how to. I’m becoming very obsessed with the way I look and there’s times I look at my body in the mirror for hours pin pointing all of my flaws. If anyone has some tips, that’d be nice.

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    added on 13 Jun, 2020
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    again, why i’m adopting

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    I just met a girl who clearly has aneating disorder as she won’t eat because she wants to be skinny (although she’s really tiny and pretty) but wears oversized clothes constantly to hid her figure. How can I help? Can I at all? We are not friends or anything but still wondering if I can help at all. Don’t see her often tho

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    I've been trying to scare myself to get better and recover from bulimia but I just can't.. especially since all they tell me is "stOp iT thEn"

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    I have the opposite. I'm big but don't myself as big. It's so frustrating and weird. Wish more people would talk about this.

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    I started two seconds of the video and read the comment section first. Well I'm just going to leave now before anything triggers me again-

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    So then this is basically where the "look-a-like" argument comes from (or emphasizing the idea that a person's identity rests solely in their appearance).

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    added on 15 Jun, 2020
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    can we talk about how often parents knowingly/ unknowingly feed into the development of a fixation towards food intake? no matter the circumstance my dad always feels the need to comment on how much i’ve eaten and can never understand the harm that comes from hearing those kinds of things

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    added on 16 Jun, 2020
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    Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve food so I don't eat

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    added on 17 Jun, 2020
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    Bruh I remember my two week 0 calorie fast I was dehydrated as FUC

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    Bruh the story about the 15 year-old girl is stolen from the book “Losing Ana”

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    I remember not eating well being afraid to gain weight eventually i never did, then i started seeing a doctor told me i had anorexia and made my mom force me to eat, i tried to kill myself but never actually did was only mentally. Now im a little overweight and im still in danger of falling into anorexia again and having to go through al the process again. I have my boyfriend who supports me and makes me feel safe and comfortable with my body. Im glad for everything in my life expect that time frame.

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    I had a problem with binge eating. I ended up gaining 70lbs over my healthy weight, and it caused a lot of health issues (joint pain, IBS, cystic acne, bloating to the point of pain, irregular periods, and depression). I’ve been able to figure out my life and help myself stop the binging, and have lost 50lbs. I already feel so much better. Less joint pain, better self image, my skin is clearing up, I don’t feel bloated anymore, and my period is regular again.
    If you’re struggling with Binge Eating, please seek help. Just because BE doesn’t kill you quickly, it still makes you miserable and causes health problems. Please take care of yourself, you’re not alone, you are worth it.

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    Whats bad about fearing being fat or wanting to be thinner? Those things by themselves are not unhealthy at all. But the rest makes sense, just that kind of stuck in my mind as "whats wrong with that?"

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    added on 18 Jun, 2020
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    I've got Body Dysmorphia Disorder (used to have Binge eating disorder and realized I had a problem when I weighed 240 lbs at 16 years old. Immediately went to starving myself. Skipping meals. Going days without eating. The longest I've gone is 10 days. I'd survive off of water. My lowest weight was 155.) I still think I look like I did when I weighed 240. I'm 20 years old now and pregnant. Afraid of gaining any weight even though pregnant women need to gain weight (according to my doctors), and the only thought that can go through my head is "I can't wait to give birth so I can go back to starving myself"

    How messed up is that?

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    added on 20 Jun, 2020
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    OH MY GOD you guys, get with it. Eating disorders are caused by HISTAMINE. Serotonin and dopamine weirdness may happen, but histamine is literally the cause of eating disorders. Histamine makes you not hungry. It also makes you very self-critical. It causes obsessiveness (it literally causes OCD as well). People who are perfectionist, overachievers, "highly sensitive children," and many autistic people have VERY slightly elevated histamine chronically. People who have eating disorders have a moderate chronic histamine problem. Many, many foods trigger the release of a teeny amount of histamine and other inflammatory markers, but in some people, MORE histamine is released in response to every single thing that triggers a histamine release (which is actually a great number of things throughout a day in someone's life; eating, changes in temp and humidity, sexual arousal, circadian rhythms, etc.)
    Antihistamines literally cure eating disorders. Do NOT take an antihistamine without talking to your doctor first if you are already on any meds as there can be interactions. But I promise you, histamine causes eating disorders, and antihistamines solve eating disorders.
    The defining feature of anorexia should not be whether you want to lose weight, whether you think you are fat, etc, but whether you actually succeed in a long-term starvation diet. The only way that people are able to achieve a long-term starvation diet is when there is a physiological reason why starvation is PREFERABLE to eating. And a constant overdose of inflammatory markers is the most common reason why starvation is BETTER than eating. I want so badly to help everyone struggling with eating disorders, because I know it is hell. But it's not even a psychological disorder at all; doctors are just willfully ignorant about the effects of histamine as a neurotransmitter!

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    added on 20 Jun, 2020
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    Does anyone else look at their shadow when their outside to judge their body? I’ll also look at literally any reflective surface and judge myself lol. I’m not about to self diagnose, but my diet is pretty restrictive in calories, but I don’t think I’m afraid of food or anything, I’m just trying to lower my appetite

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    sometimes i've thought about getting an eating disorder. i know it sounds stupid but like i just want a flat stomach, that's all i'm asking for. i tried exercising but gave up after like a month and i have tried a reduced diet but also gave that up. probably won't do it 🙂
    – a 13 year old

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    added on 21 Jun, 2020
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    Literally the story of my life

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    added on 22 Jun, 2020
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    I diet in a way that makes me so anemic that my skin looks soft grey

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