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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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Eating Disorders: Their Dark Sides - "Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder on an overwhelming dread of becoming fat. The result of this unfounded fear is self-starvation and major weight loss. In addition, the undernourishment may cause hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening ("Anorexia Nervosa," 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that is psychological in origin and can have dire physical consequences. While anorexics starve themselves, bulimics binge on food and then purge by self-induced vomiting....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eating Disorders in Online Communities - The Internet has an infinite amount of resources to occupy its users, and certainly two of the most frequently used applications are that of the chat room and message boards. Chat rooms perfectly exemplify the concept of an online community, where real-time communication happens between users everywhere in the world. Whereas message boards allow for the posting of journals and stories that can later be responded to by others that connect to that website. These virtual interfaces provide the backdrop for a whole new dimension of social interaction....   [tags: Communication Computers Papers]
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Eating Disorders and Athletic Participation - Eating Disorders and Athletic Participation Over the past few decades, there has been a great increase in the prevalence of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa which have emerged as major psychological and health problems. This increase in eating disorders has resulted from the intense societal pressure to diet and conform to an unrealistic weight and body size. For the general population of women, the lifetime prevalence of anorexia nervosa is approximately 0.7%, and that of bulimia nervosa is as high as 10.3% ( Taub & Blinde, 1992)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Sports Papers]
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Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders - Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders *Missing Works Cited* Eating disorders have had a substantial affect on today's society. In a recent study of female high school and college students, it was found that 15.4% of these women met the clinical criteria for an eating disorder (Lemberg and Cohn 7). Anorexia and bulimia are the two main eating disorders that these students suffered from. Anorexia is defined as being the cycle of self-starvation and the fear of gaining weight as well as low self-esteem....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Various Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is the unrelenting pursuit of thinness. When a person has anorexia nervosa they weigh 85%, or less than, of what is estimated for their age and height. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa is petrified of becoming fat; they fear gaining weight even though they are distinctly underweight. The dangers of low weight isn’t apparent, or is denied by these people, and they’ll report feeling fat even when they’re exceptionally thin. In addition to this, anorexia nervosa also often consists of withdrawal, depression, irritability, and peculiar behaviors....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 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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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 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 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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The Dangers of Eating Disorders - The Dangers of Eating Disorders How a person perceives their body is influenced by what it looks like to them and what it looks like to others. Our society teaches us through media and social pressure that body image is important. Feeling attractive is an important part of self worth and for many, feeling attractive means matching a certain ideal appearance. Most of us will never be able to look like this ideal, but the message we get is that we risk social failure if we do not try hard enough....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
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Eating Disorders in Teenagers - Eating Disorders in Teenagers Eating disorders are a growing problem in teenagers of today. According to an Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) study, eighty-six percent of eating disorder victims report their problem before the age of twenty. The two main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that usually strikes women. There are about seven million women who have anorexia, and many of them will die of complications....   [tags: Papers] 498 words
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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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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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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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Skinny by Ibi Kaslik - “It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder - seven million women, and one million men.” (“South Carolina Department of Mental Health”). Skinny by Ibi Kaslik is about two sisters, Holly and Giselle, whose lives and relationship are impacted by the others’ state of condition. Giselle is a medical student who wanted to see what would happen if she stopped eating, and because of this she developed anorexia. Holly is an eighth grader who was born deaf in her left ear. The story jumps back and forth, changing every chapter, from Giselle’s point of view to Holly’s....   [tags: mental health, eating disorder]
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Anorexia: The Skinny Disease - Anorexia Nervosa is a serious illness that could affect anyone. Anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. They suffer from a psychiatric disorder, or mental illness. Patients struggling with anorexia use starvation diets to lose large amounts of weight. Anoretics use their body shape as a form of self evaluation. Anorexia affects females more commonly than males; ninety percent of those affected are female, but the numbers are growing (Gulli 1)....   [tags: psychology, health, eating disorder]
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Bulimia: A Serious and Complex Disorder - Have you ever been afraid of gaining weight and feeling unaccepted by society. If the answer is a definite yes, you must be very careful. The fear of gaining weight and the need to have a perfect body has led many down the self-destructive pathway of bulimia. This is a secretive eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of excessive eating, followed by self-induced vomiting to rid the body of food. Bulimics also frequently use laxatives, diuretics, and diet pills to reduce their weight....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 701 words
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Depression is a Brain Disorder - The brain and emotions can do much more than help people think and feel; they can cause major problems such as depression and eating disorders. Depression is an illness that causes constant sadness. There are around seven different types of depression. Many negative effects come from depression. Eating disorders are another brain disorder that causes drastic changes in an everyday diet. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. They cause extreme weight loss or weight gain; treating these brain disorders takes time, therapy, medical care and monitoring, and nutritional counseling....   [tags: Brain, Emotions, Depression, Eating Disorders]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - ... Unlike other sources I found that discuss the treatment of anorexia nervosa, this book dives deeper and provides more the just facts about treatment. It goes into the ethical issues of eating disorder treatment. Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program at Boston College. She has many publications that examine the sociocultural factors on women’s body image. Dr. Patricia Leavy is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College....   [tags: health, eating disorders]
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The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression - The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression As a fragile young girl entered the hospital, several people stop to stare at her fragile body. As the physicians examine her, they begin to realize she hasn’t eaten in days. Several physicians begin to ask her questions concerning her eating behaviors. All she her behavior during the exam they noticed how depressed the girl seemed to be. When the exam was over the girl was immediately admitted to the psychiatric unit of the hospital, for treatment on Anorexia....   [tags: Depression Psychiatry Eating Disorders Essays] 959 words
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Eating Disorders: Just Dying to be Perfect - As the "ideal" women’s body has become progressively thinner over the past decades, the eating disorder anorexia has become progressively more prevalent. Anorexia is a disease in which a person eats nothing beyond minimal amounts of food so that her body weight drops dangerously. It is no wonder with all of the cultural messages of thinness being aimed at women, that 90-95% of anorexics are female, 25.7% of all female ballet dancers are anorexic, and that the percentages are similarly high for female models and athletes (Malson, 1998)....   [tags: Eating Disorders Essays]
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Eating Disorders in America - There are many things that people think of when the words eating disorders are said. Many people do not know what an eating disorder actually is and what actually happenes when you have an eating disorder or how to detect a eating disorder. There are many types of eating disorders but they all have one thing in common, phsycological disorders. The main types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Bindge eating but are not limited to these. The main focus in theses eating disorders are food....   [tags: confidence, anorexia, bulimia, bindge eating]
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Eating Disorders - People with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorders should seek help because of the major health risks, such as: malnutrition, muscle atrophy, paralysis, cancer, heart attack and death. When someone has an eating disorder, they usually have underlying mental health issues. Only one in ten people with eating disorders receive treatment (Eating disorder statistics). These eating disorders are the most common eating disorders and affects 1 out of every seven women (Understanding Eating Disorders in Teens)....   [tags: Mental Health]
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Eating Disorders - An eating disorder is an extreme expression of emotion, distress, or inner problems. An eating disorder can be compared to drug use or self mutilation as a way to relieve pain or stress. Food or the denial of food becomes the drug of choice and is used to numb painful feelings. There are three main types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, also known as compulsive eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa is an extremely abnormal fear of gaining weight, a distorted self image, a refusal to eat and severe weight loss....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Eating Disorders - attractive and the media reinforces this statement." Young adolescent girls buy into this sensation and through doing so, set themselves up for failure. When these predisposing factors are combined with stressors and pressures, the cycle is begun and an eating disorder is formed. Effects The altered eating and exercise patterns of those with eating disorders can seriously damage physical and emotional health. The ANAB (n.d.) contends activities associated with eating disorders place one in medical danger....   [tags: Psychology] 701 words
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Eating Disorders - One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia and two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia (WEBSITE 1). Today, all people revolve their lives around is their looks, concerning themselves with something that should not matter but nowadays matters more than ever. Being beautiful means being skinny, having not an ounce of fat on one’s body, which is the complete opposite of what people thought twenty years ago. The rising concern about weight and appearances affects everyone in the world, but in America, especially it is becoming more of an obsession than a crisis....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Anorexia, Bulimia] 1687 words
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Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar disorder, (manic-depressive disorder) is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts in the other direction, you may feel euphoric and full of energy. Mood shifts may occur only a few times a year, or as often as several times a day. In some cases, bipolar disorder causes symptoms of depression and mania at the same time (Bipolar Disorder, 2013)....   [tags: manic-depressive disorder]
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Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth - Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth Eating disorders are commonly associated with adolescent girls and youth from all paths of live. This psychiatric problem is identified as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Eating disorders are highly associated with serious medical conditions and life altering consequences. These conditions consist of hospitalization, suicide attempts, and mortality. Eating disorders may also increase other health risk factors such as obesity, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, depression disorder, and other health problems....   [tags: Types, Complications, Criteria] 956 words
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History and Type of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders have affected people in the past and continue to do so at this point in time. They have a long history of being one of the deadliest mental illness and everyone is at risk of getting the eating disorder. Throughout history many people have been affected by eating disorders. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome people would starve themselves because they believed that food was causing disease. They would also vomit, so that later they can eat even more, the people would throw up in vomitoriums....   [tags: mental illness, anorexia, bullimia]
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History of Eating Disorders - Over time, many diseases and famines have spread across the globe. In the modern, developed world, different, yet equally severe, problems have arisen. One of the leading complications in today’s society is eating disorders. These relentless disturbances are known for being lethal and for ravaging the world. First off, an eating disorder is defined as the “deadliest mental illness”, according to the Victorian of Newport Beach. It is primarily associated with three major types of disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, and Bulimia Nervosa....   [tags: deadliest mental illness, bullimia, anorexia]
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