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Anorexia and bulimia are eating disorders that can often have psychological roots. Low self-esteem often plays a role in the development of both of these disorders. For example, people with bulimia may feel badly about themselves, feel helpless, and hate the way they look. Similarly, people with anorexia overly criticize themselves and are very concerned about pleasing others. A few of the things that people with anorexia may do to maintain an abnormally low weight include eating very little, over-exercising, self-induced vomiting, and the misuse of laxatives. People who have bulimia eat a lot of food in a short period of time and then purge the food from the body using vomiting, laxatives, pills, or liquids that increase how quickly food moves through the body. Both anorexia and bulimia can be harmful to the body. Bulimia can cause anemia, dry skin, and mental health problems. Anorexia can make the hair and nails grow brittle and cause brain damage, mild anemia, and reduced muscle mass.
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