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Adolescent Role Assessments: José and Chhaya - “Adolescents experience dramatic changes in physical appearance, family relations, peer relations, sexuality, and media use” (Arnett, 2012). Through these experiences, adolescents have the opportunity to change their outlook and behavior. From family relations to questioning identity, to peer relationships and self-esteem, adolescents have various ways of coping with the changes they are presented with. The stories of José and Chhaya reflect the changes adolescents go through to better understand who they are....   [tags: Eating Disorder Assessment, Case Study, Chhaya]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Anorexia and Bulimia AREA This documentary primarily focuses on the existence of Eating Disorders amongst teenagers worldwide. Although this is not a new development, in recent years the increase in popularity and availability of the Internet has brought about a new 'culture' to which these troubled teenagers are subscribing - this 'culture' is that of the 'pro-anorexia' or 'pro-ana' movement. These clubs and groups are often given pet names, such as Ana or Anna (anorexia) and Billy or Mia (Bulimia), and supporters use e-groups and clubs to post messages of support to like minded friends who support and understand their eating habits....   [tags: Eating Disorder Health Essays]
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Bulima Nervosa - Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is a disease that predominately affects young females. Since the origination of its medical definition various studies have been implemented to examine the cause of onset and effects of bulimia nervosa. There have also been studies surveying the long-term outcome of bulimia nervosa. These long-term studies have analyzed such relationships as age, employment status, social status and marital status and bulimia nervosa. By using three scientific studies of long-term outcome of bulimia nervosa, this paper will try and evaluate the research obtained and offer critical suggestions to help further studies on this topic....   [tags: Research Eating Disorder Essays]
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Anorexia Nervosa - Introduction Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder in which a person has an abnormal eating behavior, to be able to lose weight. The word anorexia nervosa was first used in 1873, by one of Queen Victoria’s physicians known as Sir William Gull. There are two types of anorexia which are the restricting type and the binge-purge type. According to the medical term, this disorder is said to be lack of appetite (Kaye, 2009, p.450). A person who is suffering from anorexia has a fear of gaining weight....   [tags: sir william gull, eating disorder, psychology]
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Anorexia Not just a Womens Disease - Anorexia Not just a womens disease Anorexia: Not Just A Women’s Disease “Oh I’m so fat”. This is not something we normally think of hearing out of a man’s mouth. Women are thought to be the only ones that obsess over their appearance. Therefore, anorexia is commonly thought to be a woman’s disease. But in reality, there are many men fighting it. Out of the estimated eight million people in the United States with anorexia, about ten percent of the cases are men (Something Fishy, par.1)....   [tags: Nervosa eating disorder male men]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - Eating disorders have been a serious health issue since anyone can remember. Over the years the percentage of females with eating disorders has risen from 65 percent to 85-95 percent of the population (Anorexia Nervosa fact sheet, 2009). Approximately seven million girls and women struggle with any type of eating disorder. The percentage of males with eating disorders has increased from about 0.2 percent to 5-15 percent of the population (Boodman 2007). Many men and women with eating disorders go misdiagnosed which can seriously injure them later in the future....   [tags: psychiatric disorder, emotional issues] 2141 words
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Eating Disorders: Cause, Rate, and Recovery - Starvation is one of the most painful experiences for the human body. Starvation brought on by the self as an effort to achieve a certain image can only be defined as a mental disease and that is exactly what occurs in eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Anorexics are defined as those who restrict their eating and lose at least 1/3 of their body weight. Bulimics are those who binge and/or purge food frequently. Eating disorders are the most lethal of all mental illnesses. These diseases are not simple diets or frequent crash dieting (although those may be symptoms) but psychological disorders that go way beyond the calorie counting and weight loss....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, disorder, disease] 2015 words
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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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How Eating Disorders Begin and What They Leave Behind - Have you ever vomited and experienced the sting of acid on the back of your throat, missed a meal and felt your stomach grumble, or even eaten too much and felt bloated. These are some of the agonies that eating disorder sufferers endure every day. Eating disorders are psychological disorders in which the mind causes a disturbance from an established eating pattern. This paper is aimed to educate the reader about how eating disorders begin and what their consequences are. Although there are plenty different types of eating disorders, the main ones that will be focused on in this paper are: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating....   [tags: psychological disorder, appearance]
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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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Anorexia - Anorexia The World Book Encyclopedia defines anorexia as, "one who avoids food for psychological reasons". Most "experts" believe that those who suffer from anorexia are starving themselves to avoid growing into adults. It is also common knowledge among these experts that anorexics "want to gain attention and a sense of being special". People say that anorexia doesn't stop at affecting the victim at hand; instead, it surpasses the anorexic. Which means that anorexia affects the personality of the person; that it branches off to affect other parts of that anorexics life....   [tags: Eating Disorder Health Weight Essays]
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How Much Are you Eating? - There are various eating disorders that plenty of people partake in currently within America. Most eating disorders focus on losing weight and maintaining a thin figure. According to the Office on Women’s Health, binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. which affects about two percent of American adults (“Binge Eating Disorder Fact Sheet,” 2012). The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines binge eating is when a person frequently consumes a large amount of food....   [tags: eating disorders, binge eating]
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Obesity- A Complex Disorder - Obesity is a complex disorder, with a simple cause. Unhealthy eating habits start young, but food is not the only problem people have. Over half of the adult population is not getting the proper physical activity they should. Fat is an essential to life and humans are professional at creating it. Since people are so good at creating fats, they need to have a balanced nutrition, because having too much fat is unsafe, but having too little is unhealthy (Power 5). Obesity is a growing problem/ issue and dieting pills are not safe and effective, because they have not been tested....   [tags: unhealthy eating habits, food, addiction]
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Eating Disorders: Unhealthy Eating Habits - Worldwide more than one billion people are overweight and more than eight-million people suffer from eating disorders (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1; Smith 9). Most people aren’t extremely fit. Everyone has some problem with food, to an extent. For most people the problems are under control, but this is not the case for everyone. Unhealthy relationships with food can have serious consequences. Unhealthy eating habits can contribute to these consequences. One common unhealthy mannerism that many people don’t realize they have is the tendency to eat emotionally....   [tags: emotional eating, junk food, chips]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - The author of this article, Dr. Austin, is with the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health of Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is an award-winning researcher, and her primary research addresses social and environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders in school and community settings. This journal article was written to inform the reader of the need for a public health approach to eating disorders prevention....   [tags: health, eating disorders]
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Students With Eating Disorders - Introduction Right now there are students on every college campus slowly killing themselves. Every day they are getting closer and closer to death. Most have become experts at keeping their condition hidden and walk around looking just as any other higher education student. Some show no signs or clues of this slow death. Many of these dying students are active on campus and have 4.0 GPAs, others dart around campus going unseen, but both are inflicting painful self-induced deaths. This may sound extremely dramatic, but that is exactly what eating disorders are, for these students and for anyone who has an eating disorder death is one of the most undeniable and likely outcomes....   [tags: college students, eating disorders, anorexia]
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Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders - In the last 50 years, eating disorders have become more and more prevalent in the United States. Society is starting to realize that they do not just affect teenage women, but men and children as well (Caralat, Camargo & Herzog, 1997; Lask, 2000). Solitaire is a novel originally published by Aimee Liu was she 25 years old. It was considered America's first memoir of anorexia, with Liu describing her battle with anorexia as a teenager in the sixties. Gaining is the sequel to this groundbreaking novel, following Liu as she talks with her fellow (former) eating disorder sufferers....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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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 and Social Trends - Have you ever heard about eating disorder. eating disorder means that conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder). Nowadays, eating disorder more and more serious. Many people suffered from this. Even few people died because of this. Then, why did this disease break born. Eating disorder's causing can explained to social trend and problems of the individual....   [tags: abnormal eating habits] 609 words
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An Inside Look at Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders “Food - too much of it, we suffer, and to lack of it, we will suffer.” Because of it, humans have lost their sanity and it’s the main cause of most health issues, which is eating disorder. Eating disorders are common in America today, and combined in all their various forms it is a very serious health problem that is growing into even larger problems. Because the media perpetuates a thin ideal, body dissatisfaction has escalated and eating disorders have steadily increased in both genders due to an excessive preoccupation with appearance....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, binge eating]
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Different Types of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are not only detrimental to someone’s physical health, but it affects the person’s psychological well-being. Individuals with these mental illnesses go to extremes when dealing with their weight or food intake. Although it is mostly common in women, men also struggle with an eating disorder, whether its anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by extreme thinness, which is mostly accomplished by an individual through self-starvation....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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Linking Eating Disorders With Genetics - While Bulimia is known by many names, the term “bulimia” did not enter the English language until the 1970s, “perhaps representing lingering uncertainty about its essence” (Gordon, 2000). Bulimia, as we know it, is a modern disease, however, there is some evidence of binging and purging in ancient times; for example, in ancient Egypt, “physicians would recommend periodical purgation as a health practice” (Gordon, 2000). There has also been documentation of wealthy families in the middle ages vomiting during meals in order to continue eating large amounts of food....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder often found in young adolescent women, that has been characterized by a distorted attitude towards weight and body image, a set of behaviors calculated to produce weight loss and other physiological and psychological symptoms. Physiological symptoms include (according to the DSM III- R criteria) starvation, amenorrhoea, and a refusal to maintain weight above 85% of their ideal weight. Psychological symptoms include an obsessive pursuit of thinness, along with obvious body preoccupation, and an incessant rumination about food....   [tags: Essays on Eating Disorders]
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Eating and Addiction: Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. At first, the symptoms do not seem serious. Sufferers will grow a downy layer of hair all over their bodies to compensate for having virtually no body fat. Blackouts become common. Long hair that had been coveted comes out in the shower (Arnold). And yet when the victim looks in the mirror, they see themselves as they looked before they were stricken with the disease. While anorexia nervosa is often equated with a pathological fear of losing control and hence gaining weight, no one is really certain exactly how it works....   [tags: mental illness, eating disorders]
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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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Symptoms of Eating disorders - Everyone has seen the modern day models, they’re everywhere; in magazines, on billboards, and in commercials. They even have a T.V. shows dedicated to them (America’s next top model, for example). These models are all skinny and seemingly perfect in every way. They are idolized and what most girls (and many boys as well) want is to be just like them, to be skinny, have the perfect body weight, and the perfect body figure. Some people end up taking it to the extreme though, and get sick. They become obsessed with how they look to the point where it’s unhealthy, and possibly even deadly, and develop what we call eating disorders, or ED for short....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa]
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The Factors of Eating Disorders - In modern culture, women and men are becoming less satisfied with their body shape. According to a report that was done by the Federal Trade Commission, seventy percent of Americans are either trying not to maintain their weight or are trying to lose weight (Kittleson 75). To compensate for being over weight, an individual will develop an eating disorder. According to Mark Kittleson, eating disorders are when an individual eats way too much or way too little (1). There are three different types of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating....   [tags: Body Image, Health Risks, Eating Habits]
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Binge Eating in Non-Western Cultures - Literature regarding eating disorders in non-Western cultures in general is scarce. Very few studies address disordered eating in cultures outside of the Western and Westernized world. This could be because of the perceived lack of eating disorders in non-industrialized countries or even because there is an overwhelming amount of concern over eating disorders in Western society. However, there have been several studies done on binge eating and dietary restraint in non-western citizens and in non-Caucasian women in the United States....   [tags: binge eating, eating disorders, non-western, cultu] 1032 words
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The Contribution of Social, Cultural, and Family Environment to the Development of Eating Disorders - Analyse the extent to which the social, cultural and family environment may contribute to the development of eating disorders. Eating disorders have been found through centuries of doctors records. Some as far back as the seventeenth century through Morton (1694) descriptions of the symptoms of eating disorders during this period in time. Despite this eating disorders were only formally known as a disorder until 1980 when it was published in the DSM and more recent editions have shown that there are two different forms of eating disorders which are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: eating disorders, anorexia nervosa]
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How Society Affects the Development of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders have become one of the most problematic issues in the world today. It is very common to hear that women are considered as the type of group who has the higher rate of eating disorders. Although that statement is true, many men also suffered from eating disorder as well. The development of eating disorders usually begins in the period of adolescents and continue until the period of adulthood. However, this does not limit to the fact that it may happen in an earlier period and continue until the latter period....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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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 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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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 - Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see. Most of us have come to appreciate ourselves for who we are. While other’s struggle to achieve the perfect body. They strive to be what is depicted in fashion magazines and movies. The never ending obsession to be the perfect size zero. This inevitably can lead to eating disorders. Eating disorders can cause someone to have an unhealthy image of themselves and food is the enemy. In a national survey at the Mclean Hospital in Massachusetts it was estimated that over 9 million people suffer with eating disorders....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia]
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Eating Disorders: A Life Threatening Mental Illness - ... Anorexia) Anorexics often have a fixation with control, anything they can control they will. Not only will they try to control what they eat they will also try to control their academics. An anorexic becomes academically very competitive and maintains a high grade-point average. They may also join many sports and are often successful at their sport. Although one may be academically and athletically advanced, “he or she may become withdrawn or more shy than they usually are. They become quieter, have fewer opinions and decrease their socialization.” People with anorexia often try to isolate themselves from others including family to hid their eating habits, often hurting ones relationshi...   [tags: bulimia, anorexia nervosa, binge eating]
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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 - 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 in Gymnasts - Eating Disorders in Gymnasts At a gymnastics meet in Budapest, a U.S. judge commented that gymnast Christy Henrich would have to lose weight if she wanted to make the Olympic team. On July 26, 1994, Christy Henrich died of multiple organ failure. She had lost a long battle with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves extreme weight loss, restricted food intake, and an intense fear of becoming fat. The American Psychiatric Association outlines four diagnostic criteria for anorexia....   [tags: Eating Disorders Gymnastics Sports Essays] 1990 words
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders by Angie Best-Boss - Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in our modern day society. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Though there are more eating disorders they usually tend to be a subtype or characteristic of these three disorders. Though diet fads and getting healthy are gaining more popularity it is still hard to define and detect an eating disorder. Eating disorders such as, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating are typically caused by low self-esteem and the pressure of being accepted by peers and can lead to serious medical consequences....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating]
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Binge Eating in Bulimia Nervosa - In our Western society, we have several different types of eating dysfunction, all of which are unique and tragic in their own right. Despite their individuality, however, they all have several overlapping symptoms that are key to their classification and severity. For Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), one of the core features is binge eating, which can be defined objectively by number of calories eaten in a given time or subjectively by the feelings of the binger....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline personality disorder (BPD) first got its name because researchers thought it was in the middle of psychotic illnesses and neurotic disorders (“Treating borderline personality disorders,” 2010). Scientists think there is a direct correlation with the receptors in the brain responsible for “opioid” transmission and the behaviors demonstrated by people with the disorder (Bandelow, B; Schmahi, C; Falki, P; Wedekind, D., 2010, pp. 623-636). Symptoms of BPD include “interpersonal hypersensitivity, fear of being left alone, self-harming behavior, and extremely impulsive behaviors” (Gunderson, John, 2011, pp....   [tags: neurotic disorder, psychotic disorder]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder It has long been recognized that there are similarities between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anorexia Nervosa. These similarities lie in the symptoms of the disorder. Many patients of both diseases report intrusive, fearful thoughts, a compulsive need to perform rituals, and an obsession with maintaining these rituals. In the case of anorexia nervosa these behaviors center on food and thinness whereas in OCD they are of a more general type....   [tags: Essays on Eating Disorders]
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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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Obssesive Compulsive Disorder Analysis - Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and compulsions. It makes people go through a routine that makes them feel like they have to do or if something bad is going to happen. People with ocd have to go through a struggle everyday, having to deal with the constant compulsions and obsessions. There is a difference between compulsions and obsessions. Obsessions are ideas, thoughts, impulses or images that keep coming back. They aren't pleasant, in fact their unwanted and upsetting....   [tags: OCD, obsession, anxiety disorder, compulsions]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - I have always been fascinated with behavioral disorders, especially OCD. I learned about OCD a few years ago when I was reading a medical journal. At first, it seemed like something very odd. The idea that otherwise normal people can do such strange things, and not be able to control themselves was fascinating. I wanted to know more about this topic, which is why I chose to write my paper on it. I thought that by knowing more about the subject, I will be able to better understand how these people’s lives can be literally taken over by their constant worries and anxiety....   [tags: Essays on Eating Disorders]
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Attachment Styles and Eating Disorders - Attachment Styles and Eating Disorders There have been many studies over the years regarding attachment styles and eating disorders. This is due to the incidence of eating disorders increasing in numbers among young women in industrialized countries. This rise has been seen in the last three decades. Eating disorders are prevalent among young women but also include some young men as well. The studies used for this review pertained to women only. Researchers have demonstrated the correlation between anorexia nervosa and bulimia in regards to attachment styles in many instances....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Devastating Effects of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on Individuals - Picture this: You wake up in the morning, and are a bit groggy. After you hit the snooze button for the second time, you know getting up is necessary, or you will be late for school. After getting out of bed and taking a shower, now fully awake, worry begins to plague you. Is the shower turned all the way off. You go back to the bathroom to check, and the shower is indeed turned off. However, quickly the relief fades. What if the faucet is leaking. What if the water is not really turned off at all, and you were just unobservant....   [tags: anxiety disorder, feelings, obsessions] 1811 words
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Bipolar Disorder - In life we all go through experiences that cause our moods to change for better or for worse. There are times that we experience degrees of great joy and happiness just as other times we experience great sadness and despair. These polar emotional opposites can be brought about by a cornucopia of circumstances such as the joy and excitement of getting married or the birth of a child to the deep sadness and grief over the loss of a loved one or one’s employment. Feelings of joy and feelings of sadness are normal parts of human life....   [tags: Causes of Bipolar Disorder]
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Taking a Look at Eating Disorders - ... Commonly, people with anorexia are fixated on their body appearance and are in constant denial that they are thing and continue to feel overweight regardless of being underweight. Lastly, anorexia had many risks emotionally, mentally, and physically. Mentally and emotionally one will constantly talk themselves down due to low self as well as have difficulty expressing feelings. Physically, with anorexia, because you restrict your body from its naturally needed things that the different food groups offer, it cannot function correctly....   [tags: body image, psychological, emotional disorders]
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Parents' Roles in Development of Eating Disorders: How Important is the Father? - Parents' Roles in Development of Eating Disorders Introduction Much of the literature that focuses on the parents' role in the development of eating disorders is focused on the mother and the mother-daughter relationship. Studies have shown conclusively that a mother's body image and eating habits are, mirrored in her daughter, and that if she is obsessed with her own body image, it stands likely that her daughter will be the same way both growing up and in her adult life. The father, though, is often left out of the research except for in the basic family profile....   [tags: Health Weight Eating Essays]
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The Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders People are constantly affected by the social media and peers, causing them to develop an ideal body image. They will strive to achieve this body despite the devastating consequences of developing an eating disorder. The social, mental, and physical effects of an eating disorder may remain with the person for the remainder of their life, posing as an unending obstacle. An eating disorder is “an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating” ("Eating Disorders")....   [tags: social media, peers, body image]
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The Eating Disorders - What was once classified as a physical medical condition is now diagnosed as a psychological mental disorder. Eating disorders distort the perception of the human body causing the person to obsess with the idea of losing weight and body image. This not only causes serious physical harm, but mental and emotional harm as well. Many teenage girls develop eating disorders due to their idea of skinny being the equivalent to beauty and being strong. The novel, Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, demonstrates the life and struggle of a girl dealing from the conditions of an eating disorder....   [tags: physical medical condition, psychological]
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Eating Disorders - Introduction When you think of the words “eating disorders”, you automatically picture someone who is thin. This is partly true because people who suffer from anorexia or bulimia are relatively thin, but what you did not know is that there is also an eating disorder that affects mostly those who are obese and it is called binge eating. Eating disorders are any of several psychological disorders characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior (Merriam Webster, 2014), the best-known eating disorders are bulimia nervosa, binge eating and anorexia nervosa (Yancey, 1999)....   [tags: Binge, disorders, bulimia]
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Obesity as a Disorder - Obesity to some may not be technically a disorder or disease. Although those skeptics may have some excellent points the American Medical Association has officially reviewed and determined obesity to be a disorder. Obesity is simply just excess or extreme amount of body fat. Obesity is one of the most controversial health topics considering the amount of disagreements about it being an official disorder. One of the major disorder criteria’s that obesity meets is that it impairs the human body functions....   [tags: health, disorder, body fat]
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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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Influence of the Media on Eating Disorders - The media can impact people’s lives in many ways, whether it’s fashion, movies, literature, or hobbies. One of the impacts is how women view their bodies. Movie stars and models feel pressured to catch attention and to look good in order to have a good career in their respective field. People tend to judge how someone looks based on their body composition. The result of this “judgment” is that Hollywood is getting skinny. Since models and actresses serve as role models for people, people tend to want to look like them....   [tags: Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, 2015] 2668 words
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Eating Disorders: The Skinny on Skinny - ... These blogs create a constant cycle within their makers and viewers, becoming more toxic with each view or post. “Thinspiration” is often posted onto such blogs. Thinspiration being photos of abnormally skinny women or men as a way to inspire oneself to become thinner. Pro-eating disorder websites are a toxic start and result of eating disorders. The major role that pro-eating disorder websites play is introducing new ideals that their viewers will never be able to live up to. Pictures of tall girls with lean legs and captions that promote not eating is a pro-Ana website staple....   [tags: media, personality, ribcage]
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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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The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders - The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders The first time 10-year old Mary becomes self conscious about her weight is when she sees her mother looking at a magazine with a cover of a thin woman in a bikini with the bold print declaring, “Is She Fat or Pregnant?” Children are surrounded with the media filling their heads that being thin or muscular is the only way they can be beautiful, resulting in eating disorders. Their bodies have to be society's perfection in order to be accepted and to do so they take dangerous actions....   [tags: pageants, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Eating, Bipolar and Anxiety Disorders - In 2010, eating disorders had a reported 7,000 deaths each year. Not only this, but 3%-5% of children under the age of 18 have an anxiety disorder. Also 15% of all bipolar disorder patients have committed suicide. Eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorders are all prevalent today throughout all ages. Even middle schoolers. Eating Disorders Eating disorders are abnormal eating habits that usually involve eating too little or too much food to the harmful point of both physical and mental health....   [tags: bulemia, anorexia nervosa, ]
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Eating Disorders in the Untied States - Eating Disorders are on a rapid rise in the United States today, they sweep the halls of Junior High School, High Schools, College Campuses and even Elementary Schools. These disorders are often referred to by professionals as the “Deadly Diet,” however you may know them as Anorexia or Bulimia. Eating disorder effect more than 20% of young females and males in today’s society. Ranging in age from thirteen to forty. It is very rare for a child of a young age to not know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder or symptoms that are associated with one....   [tags: youth, junior highs, high schools, society]
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The Three Types of Eating Disorders - ... People with this disorder have a mentality that is controlled by the social media and their self-obsession for a perfect body. Bulimia on the other hand, has people developing the non-stop feeling to keep eating a lot of food all at once. People who suffer from Bulimia tend to keep the average weight of their body, but use a bad concept for keeping their weight at the same level. The large amounts of exercise and vomiting can be the main factors that helps keep the persons weight at a steady number, which can causes the disorder to be unnoticed....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge, dieting, media]
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Types and Treatments of Eating Disorders - ... The warning signs include unusual swelling around the jaw, discoloration of the teeth, and frequent trips to a bathroom after every meal. The binge and purge cycles can damage the digestive system. And the purging behaviors can cause chemical imbalances in the body that affect major organs like the heart. Unlike anorexia, people that have bulimia can fall within the normal range for their weight and age so it can be difficult to detect. There is no single known cause to bulimia but culture, families, traumatic events, and biology could play a part in developing it....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, inpatient ] 921 words
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Eating Disorders, The Silent Killer - Eating disorders are one of society’s most debilitating physical and psychological problems faced today. In the 1950s Marilyn Monroe was society’s role model, but would now be considered a plus-sized model and somewhat unattractive in society’s eyes (Steinem 5). Now in 2013, Demi Lovato, a pop singer, plays a huge role as a role model for young people, but has recently told the media that she suffers from anorexia nervosa and embraces it, ultimately showing adolescents that eating disorders are socially acceptable and even often encouraged (Cotliar 80)....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, role models]
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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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Eating Disorders are a Mental Illness -             Eating disorders are mental illnesses that involve an obsession with food, extremely unhealthy eating behaviors and a distorted body image. They are complicated, serious disorders. The group that eating disorders affects the most are typically girls through the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Although teenage eating disorders are typically believed to be caused by depression or genetic factors, social media has worsened the problem by the huge increase in peer pressure girls endure due to the widespread use of sites such as Twitter and Instagram....   [tags: Body Image, Obsession, Food, Unhealthy]
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Research Information on Eating Disorders - California obsession with thinness is causing a serious public health problem. The following literature, phone interview and film research was gathered as a preclude to a pending grant for an outreach eating program in Orange County for young girls. It contains: The nature and severity of the problem, including barriers to treatment. Factors that contribute to the problem. The impact of the problem and lack of services. Promising new approaches to treat the problem. Nature of the Problem and the Extent of Difficulties in Access to Services: According to UC San Diego’s Eating Disorder Research Center, the prevalence of eating disorders is much higher in Southern California than surrounding...   [tags: orange county, bulimia, anorexia]
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Eating Disorders and the Media - According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideals is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.” (“ANAD”) Body image has been a controversial theme because of the influence of the media. It is a widely known fact that eating disorder cases are on the rise. The concept of body image is a subjective matter. The common phrase, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” holds true meaning in this sense. One’s view and value of their body is self-imposed....   [tags: Anorexia, bulemia, ]
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Different Types of Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that stems from a fear of becoming fat. The result of this is self-starvation and major weight loss. Because of the eating disorders, people who have them can develop hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening (“Society,” 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that originates psychologicaly and can have bad physical consequences. While anorexics starve themselves, bulimics binge on food and then purge by self-induced vomiting....   [tags: diet pills, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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The Epidemic of Eating Disorders - Three percent of Americans doesn’t seem like that many, but when you look at it with people who have eating disorders it’s shocking. Ever since the thoughts on being thin came around young women couldn’t get enough on the idea. Pulling the horrifying parts of eating disorders out and making them look trendy and glamorous. Something that could’ve been an inspiration to lose weight and be healthy plummeted and made thinness seem like the necessity. The lovely motivation to be healthy turned into a ton of young girls starving themselves and dying just to be skinny (Zoltan)....   [tags: health, anorexia]
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Eating Disorders in Sports - Introduction General Background The occurrence of eating disorders are a serious problem worldwide. A major problem with this disease, abnormal eating behaviour that can threaten your health or even your life,(1) is that the mortality prevalence rates are highest among those who are not under professional care: per 100 000 females, 370 die suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and 1500 women with Bulimia die.(2) The worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(3) According to the Trimbos Institute, the presence of an eating disorder at some point in time for Dutch civilians is 0.7%.(4) Howe...   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia]
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