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Mood Disorder - As many as 19 million Americans million are affected by mood disorders ( The two main types of mood disorders are bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder which are described as disturbances in mood, behavior and emotion.“ Bipolar disorder is a complex disorder in which the core feature is pathological disturbance in mood ranging from extreme elation, or mania, to severe depression usually accompanied by disturbances in thinking and behavior, which may include psychotic symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations” (Craddock, Jones 1999)....   [tags: Psychology, Bipolar, Depressive Disorder] 1671 words
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Eating Disorders: An Art Theraphy to Body Image in Adolescents - With the predominance of unrealistic media images and messages in our society, art therapy is the ideal approach in promoting and building healthy body image, and treating eating disorders in adolescent girls. Throughout this paper, we will explore how art therapy can be utilized with these adolescents. Art Therapy: The Ideal Treatment for Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders Due to these unrealistic images and ideals during this impressionable developmental stage, it is not surprising that adolescent girls make up 95% of individuals who suffer from eating disorders (ANAD, 2013)....   [tags: Splatter Paint Technique, need of control]
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Personality Traits and Eating Disorders in Wasted by Marya Hornbacher - In my research, I explored the world of eating disorders. I wanted to see if there was anything specifically encouraging eating disorders and if there was a way to stop it. Eating disorders affect the community greatly because often times, they go unchecked or unrecognized. As a recovered anorexic, I feel it’s very important to address this issue. It’s a very big problem that is often not addressed at all, or is seen as normal, like counting calories. I hoped to find a way to improve the way that eating disorders are viewed and explain to people about what defines an eating disorder, because many people will never know if it is not explicitly explained to them....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, society] 1869 words
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Comorbidity issues in Eating Disorders - Comorbidity issues in Eating Disorders If a person visited their doctor and described the following symptoms, what would you determine their diagnosis to be. The woman is in her late teens and for the past six months she has been having problems with eating. When she eats she must cut her food into very tiny pieces; these pieces are then counted and separated into foods that are healthy and those which may not be as healthy on the plate. Once she has separated the foods she will not eat the unhealthy ones and discards them....   [tags: Neurology Psychology Papers]
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How Do you Identify and Battle Eating Disorders? - Groups of sometimes life-threatening conditions called eating disorders occur when a person is so extremely focused on body weight and food that they lose concentration on a lot of things. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge eating are the most common types of eating disorders. Identifying, battling, and recovering from an eating disorder can be an extremely frightening string of Events that may seem impossible to overcome at the time, however, through God’s divine healing power and intervention, healing is possible and can be obtained....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa ]
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Evaluation of Research into Eating Disorders - Evaluation of Research into Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are the two main types of eating disorders that have been found, mainly in the western world. The term Anorexia Nervosa means Loss of appetite, but sufferers of Anorexia Nervosa do not actually have a loss of appetite, in fact most of the people with Anorexia have normal appetites and will most likely be very hungry, but they will still behave as if they have lost their appetite....   [tags: Papers] 1550 words
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Social Media and its Effect on Eating Disorders - ... Eating disorders and depression are also linked together, as depression can cause under eating, and eating disorders can lead to depression. (NIHM, Depression)Young adults and children are constantly under the blow of media, on social networking, reading magazines, or even just going shopping. In a research study of 600 male and female Facebook users at the Center of Eating Disorders in Sheppard Pratt Maryland, over half of the participants said that Facebook made them feel more self-conscious than usual about their bodies/weight....   [tags: Youth, Body, Internet] 784 words
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Body Image Eating Disorders and Obesity by Thompson - ... It would have been nice if the author would have gone into this with a little more detail. I find it interesting that in one culture it is a sign of wealth to be large but in America being large comes with stigmas and discrimination. The reason for this may come from the fact that in American we generally have more food than other developing countries. Therefore, as a culture we are able to put restrictions on the amount a person should eat, but in other countries food is more necessary for survival than attractiveness or social status....   [tags: book analysis and review] 2165 words
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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes - Eating Disorders and Female Athletes What are eating disorders. Eating disorders are characterized by gross disturbances in eating behavior and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, eating disorders not otherwise specified(NOS), and binge eating disorder. Also, several researchers have coined the term anorexia athletics. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by refusal to maintain body weight over a minimum level considered normal for age and height, along with distorted body image, fear of fat and weight gain, and amenorrhea (absence of menstruation)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Sports Papers]
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Negative Body Image Leads to Eating disorders - ... Overall, it is an unhealthy connection with weight and the intake of food that affects multiple zones of someone’s life. (Source 2) Estimates say that 10 million women and one million men in the US undergo an eating disorder and those numbers are increasing daily. Eating disorders “help” with things such as; emotional pain, conflicts dealing with separation, low self-esteem, depression, or trauma. Although they commonly affect young women, the number of males has increased by over 50% in the last ten years....   [tags: self-conscious, teenagers, health]
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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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The Causes of Eating Disorders - The Causes of Eating Disorders There is no single cause for eating disorders. A number of factors, including cultural and family pressures, chemical imbalances, and emotional and personality disorders collaborate to produce both anorexia and bulimia, although each disorder is determined by different combinations of these influences. Genetics may also play a small role. Between 40% to 96% of all eating-disordered patients experience depression and anxiety disorders; depression is also common in families of patients with eating disorders....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1995 words
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Eating Disorders Among Teenagers: Annotated Bibliography - Introduction This research task is based on the prevalence of eating disorders amongst teenage girls in our School amongst the ages of 15-18. This is a valid topic as being a teenage female in an all-girls school; it is a very easily relatable topic. I am interested to find out about the prevalence of eating disorders in my school and ultimately in helping the girls who are suffering from a disorder and are not getting the sufficient help that is needed when one if suffering from Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia ]
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Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) Explored in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape - In the 1993 film “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, a young boy (Gilbert) has to care for his younger brother (Arnie) who suffers from mental retardation, while also caring for their obese mother. Arnie is very dependent on his brother who bathes him and keeps an eye on him at all times. Arnie’s symptoms are very clear throughout the film including communication, health, safety, self-care, and home living (Grohol, 2013). Taking care of a younger sibling on your own has to be hard enough without them having a mental disorder....   [tags: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Essays]
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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: Behind the Scenes - Eating Disorders: Behind the scene Many citizens in the United States and other parts of the world fight with weight and body image issues. Most exercise and eat healthy to help their problems. Some take a more unhealthy and sometimes deadly route. An estimated five million people are affected by eating disorders each year (Alters & Schiff, 2003, p.36). Eating disorders are more common among females. At least three percent of women have some type of an eating disorder (Alters & Schiff, 2003, p.36)....   [tags: Health] 764 words
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The Cause of Eating Disorders - The Cause of Eating Disorders Although the causes are many and varied, we know that people with eating disorders often use food and the control of food in an attempt to compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming. For some, dieting, bingeing and purging may begin as a way to cope with painful emotions and a way to feel in control of one's life, but ultimately, these behaviors will damage a person's physical and emotional health, self-esteem and sense of competence and control....   [tags: Expository Anorexia Bulimia] 604 words
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Eating Disorders And Substance Abuse - Eating Disorders And Substance Abuse Common Eating Disorders: The two most common eating disorders are bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Both disorders, primarily affect young women, therefore the majority of the research on eating disorders has been done with women subjects. The onset of bulimia is between adolescence and early adulthood while the onset of anorexia is between early and late adolescence. Not only is the onset different but the disorders are unique. Bulimia nervosa is characterized by loss of control over eating which leads to food binges....   [tags: Weight Loss Health Essays]
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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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The Aspects, Preventions and Treatment of Eating Disorders on Teenagers in America. - The Aspects, Preventions and Treatment of Eating Disorders on Teenagers in America. Is there, perhaps, an exact definition of perfection. It is really difficult to prevent people from falling into diseases and disorders related to self-esteem, image, and fashion; when there are so many myths, speculations, and complications in terms of the human body and the perception that others have of us. Eating disorders, such as the name says, revolve around the food, so those are diseases that are really difficult to combat, because eating is necessary for the body, and it good performance, but unfortunately media has created a distorted figure of beauty....   [tags: self-esteem, distorted personal image, fashion] 1528 words
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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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Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse - Eating Disorders and Alcohol Abuse The relationship between eating disorders and alcoholism has become a widely researched topic only in the last fifteen years. Since 1985, there have been an increasing number of research and case studies substantiating a correlation between these two behavioral and addictive disorders. Alcoholism affects nearly 14 million United States citizens (http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/booklet.htm ). The four basic elements of this disease include a craving for, loss of control over, physical dependence on, and tolerance to alcohol (http://silk.nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/publication/booklet.htm)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Papers]
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Different Types of Eating Disorders, Questions and Answers - ... I believe that Binge Eating was not in the film because the center was helping women who are suffering from major weight loss, which doesn’t happen with Binge Eating. Binge Eating has different effects than the other two disorders and the person suffering would need much different treatment. 2. What are the causes of eating disorders (based on what we discussed in class and what you read in your textbook). Causes of eating disorders can include ego deficiencies, such as low self-control and low self-expectations, depression, and other biological factors such as lateral hypothalamus and ventromedial hypothalamus....   [tags: anorexia, bullimia] 606 words
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Media, Appearance and Eating Disorders - Media, Appearance and Eating Disorders   Many women are concerned with their appearance. Too many of them are caught up with the image of being skinny and pretty. By seeing all the beautiful, thin women in the media and in society, they may feel insecure about the way they look. Therefore, they try and do anything they can to acquire that appearance. Methods they use to try and achieve this are by self-starvation, known as Anorexia, or induced vomiting, known as Bulimia. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are only two of the eating disorders that often result from their incessant desire to be thin and "beautiful." Eating disorders, such as these, also occur amongst men....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Sociocultural Factors that Lead to Eating Disorders in Young Women - ... They also were interviewed by interviewers who used the McKnight Eating Disorder Examination for adolescents. This test classified the students into four subjects: clinical illness, subclinical illness, partial-syndrome anorexia nervosa, and partial-syndrome bulimia. The results of this study found that 32 of the girls developed partial or full-syndrome eating disorder. 19 of the girls were in the Arizona school districts and 13 of them were in the California school districts. Potential risk factors for the 19 girls from the Arizona schools were of “Hispanic ethnicity, thin body preoccupation and social pressure, general psychological influences, and change in reported negative life even...   [tags: distorted body images, anorexia nerviosa]
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Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders - Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders The possible relationship between sexual abuse and the development of an eating disorder has gained attention over the last few years. Researchers have attempted to clarify this potential link using a variety of population samples and research methodologies. As will be shown, the results of these investigations are rather diverse and sometimes inconclusive. In the following review of the literature, the complex relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders will be examined while also discussing the methodological limitations of the various designs....   [tags: Health Violence Papers]
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Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders - 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. Bulimia is defined as the cycle of over-eating, vomiting, dieting, and exercising in an attempt to rid the body of food (Hoffmann 3)....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media Question: How does the media alter the perceptions of adolescents' body image. & How does this exposure to the "ideal body" lead adolescents to develop eating disorders. Hypothesis: Media exposure creates an ideal body image that is not easily maintained by most adolescents and causes adolescents to be dissatisfied with their bodies and leads to unhealthy diet habits and other more sever eating disorders. Logic of Study: What if the media was limited to adolescents, would they be less likely develop an eating disorder or would they just in fact have there own thoughts creating the "actual self"....   [tags: Papers] 2804 words
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Eating Disorders and Female Athletes - Eating Disorders and Female Athletes INTRODUCTION Athletes are among the quickest, strongest, most flexible people in the world, so one would expect them to adhere to the latest health and fitness information, right. Not always. The problem is that the athletes often believe that more fit equals less fat. The death of Olympic gymnast Christy Henrich from anorexia nervosa began to bring the topic of athletes and eating disorders to the forefront. Research into the topic of eating disorders and athletes shows a few interesting findings....   [tags: Research Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Papers]
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Eating Disorders Among Different Cultures: Annotated Bibliography - 1.Simpson, K. (2002). Anorexia nervosa and culture. Journal Of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 9(1), 65-71. This article describes how unrealistic standards of attractiveness set by Western society are internalized by women from a variety of cultural backgrounds and translated into fat-phobia and body dissatisfaction and then discusses alternative cultural influences for food refusal such as issues of control, acculturation, and religious asceticism. The author claims that there is a need for culturally sensitive questionnaires and diagnostic criteria and suggests that the notion of anorexia as a culture bound syndrome is no longer valid as the illness as been identified in a number of...   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 1762 words
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Relation: Infant Mother Attachment and Eating Disorders - The purpose of this paper is to correlate the links between infant mother attachment and eating disorder behavior. Throughout this paper the two main theorists that are looked at are Mary S. Ainsworth and John Bowlby. Mary S. Ainsworth’s framework of attachment theory began in Uganda, while studying individual difference in infant behavior, which is known as the Strange Situation. John Bowlby coined the theory of infant mother attachment based on object relations psychoanalytical theory and the conceptualization that infants need healthy maternal bonds for later functioning as adolescents....   [tags: Secure Attachment, Adolescent Behavior] 1502 words
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Eating Disorders in Males - Eating Disorders in Males Eating disorders are largely considered to be a "female disease". Statistics seem to validate this perception – of the estimated five million-plus adults in the United States who have an eating disorder, only ten percent are thought to be male ((1)). Many professionals, however, hold the opinion that these numbers are incorrect – it is impossible to base the statistics on anything other than the number of adults diagnosed with eating disorders, and men are much less likely than women to seek help for such a problem ((2))....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Negative Effects of Compulsive Exercise and Eating Disorders - The majority of us worry about getting enough exercise, but there is such a thing as too much exercise. Exercising regularly is healthy, but more is not always better and in some cases, compulsive exercise can be just as dangerous as eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder. (Van Buskirk 529) "For many patients who starve, purge, or mutilate themselves, the body is speaking death," how true is this statement. (Farber, S 289) Anorexia is a disease and it should be treated as such....   [tags: anorexia nervosa]
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media Doctors annually diagnose millions of Americans with eating disorders. Of those diagnosed, ninety percent are women. Most of these women have one of the two most common types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa (National Council on Eating Disorders, 2004). People with anorexia nervosa experience heart muscle shrinkage along with slow and irregular heartbeats and eventually heart failure. Along with their heart, their kidney, digestive system and muscles often fail them....   [tags: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - 1. Using the cases of two eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa), or obesity, one can determine that health and illnesses are just as much of a societal and cultural issue, as they are a medical issue. Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia are both mental illnesses. Anorexia nervosa involves starving oneself to avoid gaining weight, while bulimia involves binge eating followed by purging to avoid weight gain (Gerber and Macionis 2012). Both of these disorders stem from a fear of weight gain, and can result in health problems and sometimes death....   [tags: starving oneself, weight, obesity]
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Young Girls with Eating Disorders - You open up a magazine and fine a beautiful woman who is 110 pounds soaking wet. Her eyes are the starring straight at the camera with her thin lips clinched together and her neck slightly raised. This in my most cases is what beauty is brought out to be. Sometimes you have to ask yourself, how many of those girls do you actually see. For others its, how do I become that. Many teen girls suffer with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which girls use starvation diets to try to lose weight. They starve themselves down to skeletal thinness yet still think that they are overweight....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Impulsive Behaviors and Eating Disorders - Impulsive Behaviors and Eating Disorders This paper focuses on the issue of whether or not there is a discrepancy between those diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in relation to the tendency to demonstrate impulsive behaviors. Impulsive behavior is defined as any of the following: substance abuse, stealing, sexual promiscuity, and self-injury and/or suicide attempts. A large number of studies have been conducted that examine the relationship between these behaviors and those with bulimia, (BN), restricting anorexics (AN-R), and anorexics that binge and purge (AN-BP)....   [tags: Weight Loss Papers]
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media American writer Allen Ginsberg once said: "Whoever controls the media-the images-controls the culture." Nothing could be truer, the media has always influenced fashion and body shape. But what's remarkable now is how much the media affects body image, and how willing and eager people are to mess with Mother Nature. (Underwood, par.2) Although there are other factors that contribute to eating disorders the media can partially be blamed for the millions of people with eating disorders because it promotes and glamorizes being thin to the public....   [tags: Papers] 1278 words
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annotated bibiliography on eating disorders - Zabinski, F. M., Wilfley, E. D., Calfas, J. K., Winzelberg, A. J., & Taylor, B. C. (2004). An interactive psychoeducational intervention for women at risk of developing an eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, (5), 914-919. Retrieved February 4, 2005, from PsycINFO database. The study explored the use of online involvement by using chat rooms, and message boards to deter eating disorders, and image dissatisfaction. Sixty women from a west cost university, who were all susceptible were chosen to participate in the study....   [tags: essays research papers] 1004 words
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The Media and Eating Disorders - The Media and Eating Disorders It is funny how so many girls and women today are led to believe that the only way to feel attractive and be beautiful is to have their bodies consist of nothing but skin and bones. Women are dieting more today then they have ever been before. They are striving for an unattainable body figure that is portrayed by the media as being the ideal standard for today's women. It gets worse. Not only are women dieting unlike ever before, but they will ruthlessly harm their bodies in order to achieve these inaccessible standards....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Cognitive and Psychodynamic Psychological Approaches and Eating Disorders - Two psychological approaches/perspectives with reference to the critical issues of eating disorders to be discussed are the cognitive and psychodynamic approaches. There are several eating disorders and the most common two of them are Anorexia Nervosa involving the irrational fear of being extensively overweight and Bulimia Nervosa involving periods of binge eating when food is excessively eaten within a two hour period than would normally be eaten in that time. This paper will seek to understand and describe cognitive and psychodynamic approaches whilst also comparing and contrasting the differences between the two....   [tags: Bulimia, Anorexia, Psychology]
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Eating Disorders Among Teens - Eating Disorders Among Teens Eating Disorders have become a serious issue in the past twenty-five years. Many people have been diagnosed for having an eating disorder. More teens out of any other age group suffer from it. Sports, peer-pressure, and low self-esteem can cause teens to be driven to eating disorders. Anorexia and Bulimia are the two main types of eating disorders. Anorexia is the self-starving behavior that can lead to severe health problems and even death. Bulimia is when a binge/purge cycle is used or laxatives are used at an excessive amount....   [tags: Papers Health Medical Peer Pressure Essays]
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Teens with Eating Disorders - Teens with Eating Disorders In our society today, we are constantly hearing about more and more teenagers, mostly girls, who are suffering from an eating disorder. For reasons that are unclear, these young women are developing potentially life-threatening eating disorders as a way of achieving a perfect model body. There are many different types and classifications of eating disorders, but the two most common ones in which teens suffer from and are diagnosed with are called bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa....   [tags: bulimia nervosa anorexia nervosa]
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Eating Habits and Personality - ... While every one of us is unique in our own ways, the way we do things is hardwired to our personality. The so called “normal” schedule for a someone is working an 8 hour day job. Typically, eating habits for this type of schedule will be breakfast in morning before work, lunch at work in early afternoon and dinner after work in the early evening. Lets say a person has this specific type of eating schedule and something changes. It wouldn't even have to be a major change. Suppose this type of person is someone who relies on breakfast for their entire day....   [tags: schedule, daily, time, change] 554 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 and Personality Disorders - Eating and Personality Disorders The correlation between eating disorders and other psychological disorders is very important for our understanding of the causes and possible treatments for eating disorders. It is known that many people with eating disorders also fit the criteria for several DSM-IV psychological disorders. If researchers can find patterns of comorbidity between these two types of disorders they may be able to better diagnose and treat patients with both of these disorders. The question that I pose it what is the relationship between eating disorders and personality disorders(axis 11 disorders in DSM-IV)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Psychology Essays]
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Children and Eating Disorders - Children and Eating Disorders In the past few decades researchers have focused on eating disorders, the causes of these disorders and how they can be treated. However, it has mainly been in the last decade that researchers have started looking at eating disorders in children, the reasons why these disorders are developing at such a young age, and the best recovery program for these young people. To understand this growing problem it is necessary to ask a few important questions: Is there a relationship between family context and parental input and eating disorders....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Weight Essays]
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Eating Disorders and Pregnancy - Eating Disorders and Pregnancy Pregnancy has often been viewed as a period of great developmental change for women. This is also a period in which previously dormant psychological issues rise to the surface and when current issues have the potential to worsen. Because anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa occur primarily in young women, many of whom are of childbearing age, it is important to evaluate the potential medical and psychological consequences when an eating disordered woman becomes pregnant....   [tags: Health Birth Nutrition Papers]
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Men and Eating Disorders - Men and Eating Disorders About seven million women across the country suffer from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia and, as a result most research involving these disorders have only been conducted on females. However, as many as a million men may also suffer from these same disorders. Women are not the only people prone to disliking what they see when they look into the mirror. Now a days more men are worried about their body shape. Clinical reports tell us that one in ten men suffer from eating disorders....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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What's Eating Gilbert Grape? - After watching the movie “What’s eating Gilbert Grape” it focuses more on Gilbert Grape than any other characters in the movie. Gilbert Grape is a young man who resides in a small community called Endora. Gilbert at the beginning of the movie states “Describing Endora is like dancing to no music”. Gilbert’s youngest brother Arnie is soon to be 18 years old and has a developmental disability that never was disclosed in the movie. Furthermore, Bonnie Gilbert’s mother has been locked in her own home since her husband committed suicide seven years ago....   [tags: Psychosocial Development, Case Study, Analysis]
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The College Diet and Its Effect On Eating Habits - The College Diet and Its Effect On Eating Habits Food -- it is a necessity. There is not one person who does not think about it on a daily basis. For a college student, the quality of food available is not always to the highest of standards. Many students can not afford to buy expensive food or eat out on a regular basis. Many times their only option left is to eat from their school’s dining halls. The transition into college can be one of the most exciting times in a young adult’s life. They are starting a new chapter in their lives that may have a lasting effect on their future....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health College Life Essays] 1478 words
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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders - Pregnancy and Eating Disorders Concerns about gaining weight and retaining a youthful figure are expressed by many pregnant women. When there has been a history of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, weight gain and body shape changes accompanying pregnancy can provoke extreme distress (Rand et al., 1987). Very little is known about the impact of pregnancy on women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Despite the fact that amenorrhea, the lack of menstruation, and infertility are common features of these syndromes, some women have been able to conceive, even at below normal body weight (Lemberg & Phillips, 1989)....   [tags: Bulimia Anorexia Pregnant Effects Papers]
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Cause of Eating Disorders - Cause of Eating Disorders In America, today we often hear of people who suffer from illness such as cancer, aids etc. what we often don’t hear about is the illness that effects a lot of people each year that being eating disorders. Whenever I hear about eating disorders it remains me of one of my cousin who had suffered from anorexia. It all started when her family and acquaintances started to say that she was fat and chubby. In her family everyone is very slim and tall so her brothers started teasing and calling her fatty and used to say that she need to loose weight otherwise nobody will marry her or even wants to be with her....   [tags: essays papers] 881 words
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Eating Disorders and Reproduction - Eating Disorders and Reproduction Eating disorders have numerous emotional, psychological, and physical consequences; despite this, many affected individuals refuse to admit that they have a problem. One of the more serious problems associated with eating disorders that may convince a young woman to seek treatment, is the negative effect disordered eating can have on fertility, pregnancy, and child rearing in general. In multiple studies anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified, have been associated with infertility, low maternal weight gain, low birth weight in infants, increased neonatal morbidity, and problems in infant feeding (Stewart, 1992)....   [tags: Pregnancy Health Papers]
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Eating Disorders in Adolescents - Eating Disorders in Adolescents The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are complex psychosomatic illnesses. Underlying biological diatheses related to the regulation of mood, hunger, satiety, weight control, and metabolism, combined with psychological and sociocultural vulnerabilities, place an individual at risk for developing an eating disorder (Kaplan and Garfinkel, 1993). The American Anorexia Nervosa Association defines anorexia as a ‘serious illness of deliberate self-starvation with profound psychiatric and physical components.’ It is a complex emotional disorder that initiates its victims on a course of unsettled dieting in pursuit of excessive thinness (Neuman...   [tags: Papers] 1304 words
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Eating Disorders in America - Food. It is essential for survival. Without it, people die. However, oddly enough, many struggle to live without it to accomplish the standards that our culture has created for us. We are taught that being thin is perfection and will lead to a happier life. However, lurking are the health risks that one pays for obtaining the “perfect body”. Still, along with a distorted body image, others struggle with keeping weight down and fall into the diet fads that the world parades. From movies, magazines, and television, the media also sends us messages that being fat is bad and unhealthy while being thin and beautiful is acceptable....   [tags: Anorexia, Bulimia]
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Eating Disorders and Image - Eating Disorders and Image As humans on this planet we often think about what others think about our appearance. We often, in this society, look at a person through their characteristics such as: looks, height, clarity of skin, and by how fat or thin one appears to be. In the article, The Diet Zone: A Dangerous Place, by Natascha Pocek, she states the fact that, in this society, we put a lot of emphasis on diets and appearing thin. From when we are children we tend to change our views according to the ways of man, and find ways to stay fit or to lose weight....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Health Weight Loss Essays]
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Eating Disorders in America - Eating Disorders in America All over the world, especially in the U.S. young women are trying to build new self image. They want to feel good about themselves, but are always dissatisfied with the way they look just because they don't have the body of a model . An eating disorder is a severe disturbance of a persons eating habits. The person's behavior in regards to food and eating becomes noticeably different. The 1960's promoted the flat-chested hipless look. It began with a British Teenager named Twiggy, who was 5'7" and 92 pounds....   [tags: Papers] 546 words
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Healthy Eating - How does healthy eating affect your life. Many people really pay attention to the food they put in their bodies, until we get sick and need medical attention. I know that many of us love to eat fast food, but it catches up with us in the long run. While eating healthy would stop you from getting sick, and lower the cost of health care, healthy eating can enrich your body and prevent you from getting high doctor bills. How can I eat healthier. Healthy eating means picking all natural foods from the basic food groups; meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grains and stop eating too many sweets and fats....   [tags: Health] 881 words
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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 - 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 - An eating disorder is an illness that involves an unhealthy feeling about the food we eat. “Eating disorders affect 5-10 millions Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide” (www.eatingdisorderinfo.org 1). They also affect many people from women, men, children, from all ages and different races. People who have eating disorders usually see themselves as being fat when they really aren’t. This usually deals with women or teenage girls mostly. They watch television, movies, read articles in magazines, and see pictures of the celebrities whom they want to be like because they have the “ideal body” that everyone wants and craves for....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eating Disorders - Millions of American women struggle with eating disorders. An eating disorder is a disturbance in eating behavior. Most people associate eating disorders with anorexia nervosa, "active self-starvation or sustained loss of appetite that has psychological origins" (Coon 133), or bulimia nervosa, "excessive eating (gorging) usually followed by self-induced vomiting and/ or taking laxatives (Coon 411). They need to purge their bodies of calories in any way possible, so they may also use diuretics or even exercise compulsively....   [tags: essays research papers] 1429 words
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eating disorders - Eat to live – don’t live to eat (or not to). This is very hard for a person with an eating disorder to understand since food is their tool for handling the stress and anxiety in their lives. Eating disorders affect millions of Americans each year (Eating Disorders 1). The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating. These disorders are serious, and, when taken to extremes, can be life threatening as well. All eating disorders arise from a combination of long-standing psychological, interpersonal, and social conditions (Gurze 24)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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 - The first thing to keep in mind is that as an "outsider" (not suffering from an Eating Disorder yourself) there are many things you cannot do to help a family member or friend to get better. You cannot force an Anorexic to eat, keep a bulimic from purging, or make a Compulsive Overeater stop overeating. The first thing to realize once you have come to the awareness that your loved-one suffers from an Eating Disorder, is that you must not concentrate immediately on the food. All forms of Eating Disorders are emotionally based and the behaviors are only a symptom to emotional and stress related problems....   [tags: essays research papers] 1355 words
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To Eat or Not to Eat? - Imagine finding your sister passed out on the floor. Imagine being told that your sister was going to be sent away to a “special hospital.” Imagine missing your sister so much that you didn’t want to wake up on your own birthday. This is what happened to eight year old Emily Moore. It is estimated that a whopping eight million Americans have an eating disorder- seven million women and one million men (Stern). An eating disorder is an obsession with food and weight that harms the person’s well being (Ciotola)....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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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 - Researchers study eating disorders to try to understand their many complexities. “Eating disorders are complicated psychiatric illnesses in which food is used to deal with unsettling emotions and difficult life issues” (Michel & Willard, 2003, p. 2). To help those with eating disorders, one must understand the causes, effects and treatments associated with the disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating are three common eating disorders found in society today. “No one knows exactly what causes eating disorders....   [tags: Food Health Anorexia Research Papers]
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Eating Disorders - Imagine a thirteen-year-old girl who weighs 60 pounds because she is starving herself. Every time she looks in the mirror, she sees herself as fat. Picture her parents watching their daughter literally disintegrating into thin air. This is the life of a family dealing with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a major problem with the young people of today's society. While anorexia and bulimia are sociological problems plaguing the world's youth, there are also other eating disorders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1638 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a way of using food to work out emotional problems. These illnesses develop because of emotional and/or psychological problems. Eating disorders are the way some people deal with stress. In today’s society, teenagers are pressured into thinking that bring thin is the same thing as being happy. Chemical balances in the brain that may also result in depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorders may also cause some eating disorders. Other causes may be emotional events, illnesses, marital or family problems, manic depression, or ending a relationship....   [tags: essays research papers] 1894 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 - 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      One of the most prevalent disorders amongst the youth of this era is eating disorders. While some overlook it and don’t think it is a problem eating disorders should be given serious consideration. This is because the psychological ramification of eating disorders tends to have lasting effects over the course of the adolescents’ life.      An eating disorder is any of various psychological disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, which involves insufficient or excessive food intake....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a serious disruption of a persons eating habits, in some cases it may be a reflection of abnormal psychological functioning. The two most common eating disorders are, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa. Both of these eating disorders are most common among adolescent girls, but they do occur amongst older people and are becoming more and more frequent amongst men....   [tags: Papers Health Weight Fat Essays] 2316 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 - Eating Disorders      A vast amount of research has been done on the subject of eating disorders and their causes. Many eating disorders have been proven to emerge during adolescence and often serve as the foundations to more serious problems like anorexia and bulimia. This essay will explore the development of eating disorders in adolescent girls. It will show that these disorders are closely connected to the biological and psychosocial changes that occur during the adolescent period.      Many teen girls suffer with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder in which girls use starvation diets to try to lose weight....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Health Diet Essays Papers]
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Eating Issues in Schools: A Journal Analysis - Eating issues among young adults has been a problem that has been addressed for years, with efforts by school counselors to prevent and to help those that have been diagnosed with these disorders. This article covers anorexia and bulimia and how it affects young adults. It also provides information on a continuum of severity, including recommendations at each level for intervention and consultation according to research done by Jennifer Maskell Carney and Heather Lewy Scott. This article is interesting to me because I am currently raising two young girls who often feel that they are overweight....   [tags: weight, anorexia, bulima, issue]
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