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Free Essay on Eating Disorder - Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders It seems like every little girl dreams of becoming a model. They want to be thin and pretty like the models they see on television and in magazines. Often the desire becomes an obsession and young girls see "thinness" as being a needed characteristic. For many girls, the teenage years are spent trying to acquire this look. Females are trying diets and are exercising like it is a competition to see who can lose the most weight the quickest. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a growing number of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of self-esteem or other related problems....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 651 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia Nervosa There may be murmurs about that girl who only fixes herself a salad with only vinegar at dining services or suspicious glances at someone who spends 45 minutes on the treadmill and then switches to the stair stepper at the rec. On-campus eating disorders are talked about everywhere and yet are not really talked about at all. There is observation, concern, and gossip, but hushed conversation and larger scale efforts to help and change never seem to earn public attention....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1306 words
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triggering an eating disorder - * Triggers If people are vulnerable to eating disorders, sometimes all it takes to put the ball in motion is a trigger event that they do not know how to handle. A trigger could be something as seemingly innocuous as teasing or as devastating as rape or incest. Triggers often happen at times of transition, shock, or loss where increased demands are made on people who already are unsure of their ability to meet expectations. Such triggers might include puberty starting a new school, beginning a new job, death, divorce, marriage, family problems, breakup of an important relationship, critical comments from someone important, graduation into a chaotic, competitive world, and so forth....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Think About Thin - Think About Thin "From now on you'll eat what I tell you to .... this is the last time you'll refuse to eat. From now on..." ...Be pretty, but beauty is only skin deep. ...Be sexy, but not sexually active. ...Be happy, but please others, first and foremost. ...Be thin, but stay healthy. ...Be thin. ...Be thin. It sunk in. We received the message. Like everything else, it sunk in. It sunk in with magazine covers and standards and scales and diets. It sunk into the minds of seventy percent of the young women between the ages of 14 and 24 and how many can wiggle free from it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 369 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Bulimia, the Destruction of Self - Bulimia - The Destruction of Self Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known simply as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is an eating disorder that affects 1 in 4 college-aged women in America, or 1 in 10,000 Americans. The most common misconception concerning bulimia is that it is simply a physical or mental problem. Many people do not understand that bulimia is a disease that affects both the mind and the body, and in its course can destroy both aspects of the diseased individual....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1414 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Dying to Be Thin - Dying to Be Thin Seeing an empty box of over-the-counter diet pills in the bathroom at school a couple of weeks ago really got me thinking: what is the ideal body image that we throw at teenagers today. More and more we see people equate success and popularity with beauty and, especially, with being thin. The media, one of the biggest influences on young people, is crammed with images of "the perfect body," and American life seems to revolve around health clubs, diet pills, and fat-free foods....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 437 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Why Did American Teenagers Stop Eating? - Why Did American Teenagers Stop Eating. Why have American teenagers stopped eating healthy. The American people have not stopped dressing, playing sports, working, or traveling, so why did they stop eating healthy. Is it because American teenagers today have grown up with junk food that they do not know how to eat healthy. Maybe it is because Americans are so involved with many other activities that they cannot find the time to eat a decent meal. Whatever the specific reason may be, American teenagers have stopped eating healthy and something needs to be done....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1427 words
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The Beginnings of Anorexia - Suicide is not the answer. Although, many people might think that a statement as simple as “suicide is the answer” is the core or the main point of the poem “Anorexic” by Eavan Boland. But, those that might think the suicide is the central point of the poem are extremely wrong, there is more about that poem than must people can understand, recognize, or want to accept. Boland wrote this poem in 1980 and until today still being one the most extraordinary poem in its simplicity but also very deep in its complicity....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorder] 954 words
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Risk Factors For Anorexia - “Twenty-five percent of the American population are overweight( they exceed their upper weight limit by at least 15 percent), and studies show that 80-90 percent of teenage girls have made one or more efforts to reduce.” That was just one example which Regina Casper used to make her argument on anorexia and bulimia in the world today. As of 1999, is still very concerned with eating disorders. She wrote a piece in The Stanford Daily about her concerns. She has also written various articles about different things dealing with women and their health Regina Casper first experienced anorexia nervosa while she was in medical school....   [tags: Weight Health Eating Disorder] 1477 words
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Eating Disorders - An eating disorder is a serious health condition involving extremely unhealthy dietary habits. There are a number of accepted eating disorder treatments that depend on the symptoms and severity of the illness. The most effective treatments involve both psychological as well as physical issues with the ultimate goal being a healthy dietary lifestyle. The team approach to treatment involves professionals with experience in eating disorders that usually includes a medical provider, mental health workers, registered dieticians and case managers....   [tags: Eating Disorders, ] 408 words
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Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating - Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating Bulimia is an illness characterized by uncontrolled episodes of overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or other purging. Alternative names for Bulimia are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Purge Behavior, and also Eating Disorders. In bulimia, eating binges may occur as often as several times a day. Induced vomiting known as purging allows the eating to continue without the weight gain; it may continue until interrupted by sleep, abdominal pain, or the presence of another person....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 2314 words
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Eating Disorders - As field hockey began in late August I thought that she was a lot better, but, as time went on, I found out that she was not any better than when she left school last May. She was really getting worse. Living with someone that has an eating disorder is very hard. My college roommate, also my field hockey teammate suffers from an eating disorder called bulimia. She is now not playing field hockey because she is so bad that her heart can stop at any moment, and she could die. As an athlete there are many pressures to look and to be your best....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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Eating Disorders - Most people can hardly feel hunger nowadays, and food has very different meaning depends on people. For some people, food will be as an act of nurture, food as memory, and happiness but for other people food will be food as guilty, as sin, and ban. In present time, although their weight is normal, women keep trying to lose their weight, because they want to show thin. And also long time ago, women did not think about their weight, but in present time’s women want to lose their weight. Women need to rethink about losing their weight, because when women cook in kitchen it is the most beautiful looks....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa] 717 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Eating Disorders: are one category of mental disorder. Individuals with eating disorders have some problem with food, for example they may overeat (e.g. obesity), undereat (e.g. anorexia), or vomit repeatedly (e.g. ruminative disorder). There is some evidence that eating disorders are have a genetic basis but are also triggered by environmental stressors. Anorexia nervosa It is literally a ‘nervous lack of appetite’. The main characteristics are as follows: * Deliberate and prolonged restriction of calorie intake and considerable weight loss....   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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Eating Disorders - Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fattest one of all. - Unknown Men and women of all ages, races and incomes get eating disorders. Almost eighty percent of people with eating disorders started with dieting. Experts estimate one in four college women are bulimic. Did you know ninety percent of women overestimate their weight and everyday fifty six percent of women are on a diet. It is also not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase because of the value society places on being thin....   [tags: essays research papers] 1294 words
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eating disorders - We have all heard the typical stereotypes of the “perfect body.” Who really has a perfect body anyways, and what does it look like. Are all girls supposed to be tiny and twig like, and are all guys supposed to be macho muscle men. No, and if this were true then that’s how we would have been created, but were not, so be proud of who you are. Thanks to media and today’s culture people are destroying their bodies. We cannot put all the blame on the media though, psychological and mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, guilt, the loss of control, and the need for attention, are among some of the factors that can lead to eating disorders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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Eating Disorders And Personality Disorders - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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psychology: male eating disorders - Eating Disorders are psychological disorders that result from a drive to be thin. They are broken down into three categories, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals with body weight that is significantly lower than the norm, extremely concerned with weight and shape, distorted self-image, and an absence of three consecutive menstrual periods, in women. Bulimia Nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals who have recurrent binge eating episodes, have weight and shape concerns, have a lack of control over such behavior, and have compensatory behaviors (e.g., vomiting, fasting, mis...   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Binge Eating Disorder - Introduction According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, binge eating is defined as uncontrolled compulsive eating, especially as a symptom of bulimia or binge eating disorder(BED). Individuals, who suffer from a (BED), usually, consume, abnormally large amounts of food, quickly. The condition causes sufferers to eat until they are painfully full. we live in a society that accepts encourages overindulging . Therefore, there are probably several occasions on which we eat more than we should....   [tags: Psychology]
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Eating Disorder Research - To what extent do biological approaches successfully explain eating disorders. There are many different biological approaches that explain the reasons for eating disorders they all have some validity behind them to a certain extent. An eating disorder is a psychological dysfunction that causes a person to change their eating habits to eating less, or more etc. Firstly a biological approach was studied by Holland (1988) on genetic concordance between identical twins and non-identical twins. Holland was trying to discover the connection between anorexia and genetics through twins....   [tags: Psychology] 499 words
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Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa - According to the CDC (2013), Anorexia Nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that effect over 0.9% of Americans each year. The DSM-IV-TR criteria for Anorexia Nervosa is “refusal to maintain a body weight that is normal for the person’s age and height”, “Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight”, “Distorted perception of body shape and size” and “Absence of at least three consecutive menstrual periods” (Butcher, 2010). The sociological causes of Anorexia Nervosa are influences from peer and media....   [tags: adolescent, skinny, causes]
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I Have an Eating Disorder - I suffer from anorexia nervosa. I am one of 24 million people in the United States that suffers from an eating disorder and I am only one in ten of those people that has received treatment for my lifestyle (Noordenbox, et al). Multiple doctors, therapists, social workers, and treatment facilities have put forth their time and effort to try and put me and others like me on a path towards recovery. Every educated mind fighting this battle though is waging a war that cannot be won on the current grounds it is being fought....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, body image, mental illness]
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The Increasing Prevelence of Binge Eating Disorder - Binge eating disorder (BED) is a condition that millions of Americans may have. This disorder is growing in prevalence among our population. People with BED often eat large amounts of food along with feeling out of control with their eating. People with this eating disorder may also eat more quickly that usual during binge episodes, eat until they are uncomfortably full, and even eat large amounts of food even when they are not even hungry. Binge eating is the most common eating disorder among people....   [tags: mindfulness, treatment, body] 595 words
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Anorexia Nervosa: Two Types of Eating Disorders - ... Nine out of ten of the patients with Anorexia are girls. Most people develop Anorexia a few years after puberty, or when growing into young adults. However, having Anorexia might be related to something in your genes. Studies show that most people who have family members which have Anorexia are likely to have it themselves. Even though Anorexia can be treated, the later the sickness is treated, the harder it is to recover. 40% of patients will develop Bulimia Nervosa later during their lifetime....   [tags: fat, skinny, eating, disorder, worth] 572 words
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The Bliss of Hell on Earth - Head in the toilet, Bliss stuck her fingers deep down her throat. She felt her knuckles touch the back of her throat. She felt herself gag, and up came ice cream, cookies and the rest of her dessert. Throwing her body back, she wiped her mouth off. Her eyes spilled with wet pain. Her throat burned from the acid. Her body shook. Bliss could hear the distant voices through the walls. The room felt dark and small. Pushing her body off the ground, Bliss’s face continued to drip. She caught a glimpse of her boney figure....   [tags: eating disorder, anger, suicide] 517 words
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Eating Disorders - Introduction Eating disorders are psychological problems marked by an obsession with food and weight. There are four general categories of eating disorders these are; Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating and Bulimia nervosa. However this disorder affects individuals of various age groups; it has become more popular among teenagers these days. For the purpose of this research plan the writer will focus on age group of ages 15 to 19 because teenagers most vulnerable to eating disorders fall into this age group....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating] 1014 words
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Eating Disroders: Anorexia - Anorexia refers to an illness in which an individual has an overwhelming fear of getting fat (Groesz, Levine & Mermen, 2002).The person, therefore, will refuse to eat food and end up growing thin. The influence of the media on the spreading of eating disorders cannot be refuted. From a very tender age, we are reinforced by countless images all aiming at making us believe we must be thin to be successful in life. Children are taught by society how they look matter a lot. There has been an increase in the number of children spending time watching televisions, with this increase more and more of them have developed a superficial sense of their personality....   [tags: eating disorders, media, weight] 536 words
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Taking Control of Eating with Bulemia or Anorexia - ... “After my daughter was born, I didn’t recognize my body. I started to obsess over every calorie.” Sortzi had lost 40 pounds in the first 12 weeks and 60 more by her daughter’s first birthday. Another mother had a serious problem with anorexia. A mother’s son had died one month after he was born which devastated the mother. The mother had also endured a metaphorical injury of her own. She suffered through anxiety, depression, dreams of suicide but she also struggled with anorexia. Anorexia has many side effects and symptoms....   [tags: diet, disorder, anxiety] 598 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all?" Fairy tales are not real, so is the image you see in the mirror. Thousands of people look in the mirror and hate what they see. When you look in the mirror, you see what eating disorder wants you to see, not the true picture. Despite the fact that many people think of an eating disorder as being an unhealthy quest for a perfect body, eating disorders are not about vanity and not really about weight. The causes of eating disorders are not known with precision but are thought to be a combination of genetic, neuro-chemical, psycho-developmental, and socio-cultural factors....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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Eating disorders - I choose to do these weeks health paper on eating disorders. I myself have dealt with an eating disorder and know the effects it can have on those you love and yourself both physically and mentally. Bulimia and Anorexia are serious, functional eating disorders. There are a lot of similarities between the two, but the few differences differentiate the two. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese. This person may eat little or nothing during the day, essentially starving themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Throughout recorded history and even before, mankind has suffered from a variety of illnesses and ailments. Whether it be from viruses, bacterium, or from the person himself, diseases and other disorders continue to take their toll, both physically and mentally. Among these disorders, one might find it unusual to find that even the very act of eating can sometimes be harmful to oneself. Compulsive overeating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa are disorders that do not receive much of the media spotlight: nevertheless, these are serious enough to warrant medical care, since if left untreated, the patients succumb to the disorder or to one of many related side effects....   [tags: Papers] 1289 words
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Eating Disorders - There are two main types of eating disorders, and one that has not yet been confirmed as a disease. These are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. These disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior, but are real, treatable illnesses in which certain poor patterns of eating take on a life of their own. These disorders usually co-occur with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Women are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, but they do occur in both sexes....   [tags: Psychology] 645 words
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Eating Disorders - In response to the enormous level of exposure and pressure exhibited by the mass media, it is apparent as to why many people are and remain highly displeased with their body size. Although the media has provided us with substantial evidence to suggest that they are accountable for the steady rise in eating disorders one must not mistake it for being the only cause since eating disorders arise from several interacting complex issues which this essay will go on to discuss. A second factor known to be associated with the development of eating disorders comes from Eysencks’s (1990; in Roberts & Good, 2010) five-factor model of personality which highlights one of the personality traits that is co...   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1016 words
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Eating Disorders and The Hungry Games - There was a young boy that loved how he looked. When he entered high school that changed. He got picked on at school because he was big, so he decided to stop eating. This made the boy really sick. Eventually, he had to go to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with an eating disorder. There are many reasons why eating disorders are bad; a lot of people are affected, and there are a lot of illnesses caused by eating disorders, but some people don’t think it is a big deal. There are two major disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, teenagers]
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Overview of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are a mental illness that can affect anyone at any age. Eating disorders cause serious disturbances in a person’s everyday diet. It’s eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. It’s an obsession and food seems to take over your life. An eating disorder can start as just eating too little or too much and it becomes almost like an addiction. In addition to abnormal eating are concerns about body weight or shape. An eating disorder usually begins during teen years but can start earlier or later in laugh....   [tags: Food, Self-Esteem, Mental] 867 words
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Food for Thought: Anorexia Eating Disorder - ... Bulimia, the opposite stand point has been seen through various generation, and has continued to grow exponentially. It is a term that is not brought up regularly, although it is to be taken into equal consideration as anorexia. Seemingly, the causes of these illnesses are strongly attached to how much influence globalization, media and arguably, genetic inheritance. Globalization has been blamed by several scientists, psychologists, doctors, and so on, where what is blamed is the Westerns culture, America to be precise Expansion of a culture can bring forth many things to place where it is reached....   [tags: succeed, disorder, eating, habits] 733 words
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A Look at Binge Eating Disorder - ... Binge Eating Disorder does not discriminate and can affect any race or religion. There is no specific age of onset. Binge Eating Disorder can affect children as well as adults. Most instances usually occur in late adolescence or early adulthood. (Binge Eating Disorder, http://www.anad.org/get-information/about-eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/) Nobody knows for sure what causes Binge Eating Disorder; However, there have been some known causes. One of the main cause linked is the Psychological cause, depression; Other relative causes tied to depression are low self-esteem and loneliness....   [tags: food, mental health, treatment]
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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) - ... In an attempt to console the negative mood, the individual selects fatty, high-caloric foods. The individual seeks immediate gratification from the foods they enjoy (Dingemans et al., 2008). The mood is not lifted after the binge. The individual often feels worse than before and can lead to more food consumption. Eating disorders are exasperated by genetic predisposition combined with environmental factors (Ericsson et al., 2012). Biological Genetic factors show that BED is 45% genetic, 13% environmental and 42% with “unique environmental” circumstances (Ericsson et al., 2012)....   [tags: purging, food, obesity, image, health]
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Many Causes of Eating Disorder - ... When they say eating “healthier” is the start to losing weight or something along those lines, they are actually trying to say do not eat anything besides what we are telling you. It would not be surprising if they told us to stop eating fruit and vegetables because of their sugar content. Many people want to be attractive and look sexy like pictures in the media that sometimes do not even exist. When people do not get expected results from being on a diet or exercising they turn slowly to methods of eating less at a meal which sometimes eventually leads to complexly starving....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, media] 906 words
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What Is an Eating Disorder? - ... This could also be a bad influence to your friends and or younger family members. Lastly your sports teachers, such as dance teachers or gymnastics teachers, may tell you to go on a diet and or starve yourself. Don’t listen to them that’s not the correct road to venture down.                This can and will also make your physical life so much worse. First off you may think that you look like a model or a Barbie doll, but you don’t and believe me, you don’t want to. There are way too many risks such as body dissatisfaction, strict dieting, low self-esteem, difficulty expressing feelings to your friends or family, imperfections, troubles family problems, sexual abuse, and or even more of...   [tags: anorexia, physial, bulemia]
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Eating Disorder Case Study - Eating Disorder Case Study Mother is concerned that daughter is not eating enough, restricting food intake for 8 months because she feels fat, feels she needs to lose ten pounds, feels that her thighs and stomach are to large, reporting 35 lb weight loss over last 8 months, denies any eating problems, began menarche at age 16 periods normally regular, stop three months ago, exercises daily 20 min. to 2 hours, experiences low energy, chronic constipation and lightheadedness, favorite TV show is “America’s Next Top Model” and reports “feeling down in the dumps” for about nine months, college student, good grades, finding it difficult to concentrate, admits to fe...   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology - The study “Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology” was conducted by R.S. Enten and M. Golan and published in 2009. The purpose of their study was to find out whether there is a relationship between parenting styles and symptoms of eating disorders in their offspring. The parenting styles they distinguished were permissive, authoritarian and authoritative, terms coined by Baumrind (1966). Parents with a permissive parenting style tend to have a laissez faire attitude, they do not set rules but give the child a lot of freedom and are responsive....   [tags: Study Review, Permissive, Authoritarian]
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A Struggle to Eat: Battling an Eating Disorder - ... In ‘Wasted: A memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia’ the novels main character, as well as author, Marya Hornbacher begins her disorder at the young age of 9. Why would a 9 year old feel the need to change themselves to fit society’s standards. “’I’m not going to let you go,’ she would say, ‘ I’ll let you go as soon as you’re thin, everything will be better when you are thin, I swear it will. Everything will be okay when you’re thin.’” (Hornbacher, 10) Anorexia gets into the mind of these young people and makes them believe that they are not beautiful, nor skinny....   [tags: anorexia, gender, relapse] 623 words
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My Experience In College With and Eating Disorder - ... We never missed a night. We tried new diets but never lost weight. My freshman year ended. Michelle and I decided to room together in an apartment for sophomore year. Sophomore year started. Michelle and I had a somewhat a sterling year. We slowed down some on the partying and honestly had a positive year except for the whole eating episode. We tried every diet in the book. Nothing worked. By the end of the year we were restricting all day long and then binging at nights. One night Michelle bought some Correctol (laxatives) and took some and told me to try some....   [tags: weight, confidence, goals] 1803 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Eating Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder One kind of anxiety disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This disease can ruin a person's life because it causes them to have repetitive thoughts and behaviors towards certain things. Life can become very difficult because this way of thinking and acting is very difficult to overcome, especially since the obsessions have no point and are stressful for the person. It begins to interfere with the person's school, work, and/or home. Obsessions are the unpleasant thoughts or impulses that cause the person with the disorder to have lots of anxiety and edginess....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 587 words
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Eight Typical Treatments For Binge Eating Disorder - ... However, addressing the weight issue and abnormalities of obesity are sometimes a necessary part of an effective treatment plan when they become life-threatening, as is addressing accompanying depression and suicidal thoughts. Comprehensive physicals screen for biological abnormalities such as low levels of serotonin or a malfunctioning hypothalamus sending erroneous messages about hunger and satiation to the brain. Treating symptoms from underlying disorders resulting from obesity that can be triggers for binge eating helps break the cycle: hypertension, stroke and heart attack, Type 2 diabetes, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, joint and muscle pain, gastrointestinal problems and...   [tags: intervention, counseling, psychotherapy] 963 words
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Emotional Eating and Seasonal Affective Disorder - ... Situational - Eating is associated with certain activities that provide opportunity to eat. For example, watching television while eating can make you lose your focus on how much you’re actually eating. How to overcome emotional eating Identifying the things or situations that trigger emotional eating is the first step in overcoming this behavior. These factors are usually habitual thus having the willpower and determination to break it is definitely needed. Here are several activities that can keep you from overeating: Make time for relaxation Read a good book Have a massage Exercise regularly Communicate with friends Do housework, laundry, or wash the car....   [tags: symptoms and therapy] 737 words
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Personal Narrative: I Had a Teenage Eating Disorder! - I have always had issues with my body and my weight. This unfortunately started at a very young age for me. In grade school I was the girl who towered over everyone, and was a little more build than the typical girl my age. All the other kids in my grade looked basically the same from my point of view. There was one other girl who was the same height as me and the kids nicknamed us the “twin towers”. I remember wanting to look like anyone but me at that time. Today I am considered average height and can only wish for a pair of long legs....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 893 words
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Media and Body Image - ... The purpose of this paper to examine female athletes decisions to turn to eating disorders in order to maintain this “perfect figure” that they think is the ideal body they should possess. The thought of eating disorders reminded me of when we learned about violence and deviance in sport. People with eating disorders are seeking to feel accepted within the public. Spitting up food in order to have a nice looking body is against the social norms. Not only are eating disorders against the social norms, but also they are seen a self-destructive behavior....   [tags: young women, eating disorder] 712 words
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Fastest Growing Occupations by Daniel E. Hecker - ... The evidence provided was factual from the Bureau of Labor Statistics a department of the U.S. Department of Labor. Although, there is only one source being utilized the information that is provided was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The article could use additional sources to validate and compare additional data. Overall the article was well written, clear and relevant. I personally believe that higher education is the key to a future of financial stability. I know first hand of the effects of low education and being able to find a stable good paying position....   [tags: training, workforce, eating disorder]
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Bulimia Nervosa - BULIMIA NERVOSA 307.51 (F50.2) Introduction Individuals diagnosed with bulimia nervosa undertake frequent binge eating, followed by expelling the food, typically by inducing vomiting, but also through exercising and the use of laxative agents, diuretics, and enemas (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The binge eating occurrences are often prompted by a negative perception of one’s body image, temporarily alleviated by the binge eating episode. Since the individual with bulimia nervosa is overanxious about body weight, purging of the food is viewed as a necessity....   [tags: eating disorder, binge eating]
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