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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders      Eating disorders are devastating and harmful behavioral patterns that occur within people for numerous reasons. The three types of eating disorders I will be discussing include the three most common of the disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive over eating (known as binge eating). Though the disorders take physical damage on the body, they are not in fact physical illnesses. You cannot "catch" and eating disorder. Rather, they are mental issues that develop more frequently within females but do affect the male population somewhat as well....   [tags: Research Health Weight Anorexia Essays] 1203 words
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Eating Disorders - Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fattest one of all. - Unknown Men and women of all ages, races and incomes get eating disorders. Almost eighty percent of people with eating disorders started with dieting. Experts estimate one in four college women are bulimic. Did you know ninety percent of women overestimate their weight and everyday fifty six percent of women are on a diet. It is also not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase because of the value society places on being thin....   [tags: essays research papers] 1294 words
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Eating Disorders - There are two main types of eating disorders, and one that has not yet been confirmed as a disease. These are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. These disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior, but are real, treatable illnesses in which certain poor patterns of eating take on a life of their own. These disorders usually co-occur with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Women are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, but they do occur in both sexes....   [tags: Psychology] 645 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders are extremely prevalent in today's society. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are characterized by gross disturbances in eating behavior. These disorders typically begin in adolescence or early adult life, affecting as many as "1 in 100 females between the ages of 12 and 18 (Bronwell & Foreyt 312)." Anorexia Nervosa is a complex disorder where the individaul refuses to maintain body weight over a normal weight for age and height. Also present, is an intense fer of gaining weight or becoming fat (Waller, Quinton, & Watson 127)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1763 words
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Eating Disorders - Many people hope for the “perfect” body, the one they see in all the magazines. When dieting and exercise do not give these people the results they want, many times these individuals turn to eating disorders. In the United States eating disorders have become a reoccurring problem. Anorexia and bulimia make up the two most common eating disorders among all age groups. Anorexia and bulimia threaten the lives of many people in the United States. Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous eating disorder that claims many victims....   [tags: Research Paper 2014]
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Taking a Closer Look at Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder. Those who have anorexia have immense trepidation about gaining weight. Thus they do everything within their power to achieve an extremely boney frame. Those with anorexia, loose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height ("Anorexia Nervosa"). Anorexics severely limit their food intake, vomit intentionally, exercise excessively, and take laxatives to avoid weight gain (“Anorexia Nervosa – Causes”). About 24 million people (of all genders and ages) have some type of eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S....   [tags: eating disorders] 1307 words
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eating disorders - We have all heard the typical stereotypes of the “perfect body.” Who really has a perfect body anyways, and what does it look like. Are all girls supposed to be tiny and twig like, and are all guys supposed to be macho muscle men. No, and if this were true then that’s how we would have been created, but were not, so be proud of who you are. Thanks to media and today’s culture people are destroying their bodies. We cannot put all the blame on the media though, psychological and mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, guilt, the loss of control, and the need for attention, are among some of the factors that can lead to eating disorders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Eating disorders are sweeping this country and are rampant on junior high, high school, and college campuses. These disorders are often referred to as the Deadly Diet, but are often known by their more popular names: anorexia or bulimia. They affect more than 20% of females between the age of thirteen and forty. It is very rare for a young female not to know of someone with an eating disorder. Statistics show that at least one in five young women have a serious problem with eating and weight (Bruch, 25)....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia]
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Taking a Look at Teenagers and Anorexia - ... Social factors are major contributors to the cause of anorexia because they result in low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and feelings of lack of control, which then directly play a role in the cause of anorexia (The Influences of Mental Health and Culture). The character of the people one surrounds them with reflects off of themselves, that is why negative influences in an individual’s life can often cause eating disorders such as anorexia. “Bulimics and anorexics share certain traits: they lack self-esteem, have feelings of helplessness, and fear gaining weight....   [tags: eating disorders] 1066 words
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A Deadly Disorder - A Deadly Disorder Kidney failure, heart problems, spleen dysfunction, bone and muscle loss, and finally death, these are only a handful of the deadly effects associated with anorexia and bulimia. As Mim Udovitch states, “About one in 200 American women suffers from anorexia; two or three in 100 suffer from bulimia” (557). Through the combined works of Mim Udovitch and Lisa D. Galynker both sides of the eating disorder were described in detail. In “A Secret Society of the Starving” Udovitch keeps a tone of anti pro-ana (against pro-anorexia) throughout the entire story....   [tags: Health]
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The Influence of Family Functioning on Eating Disorders - The Influence of Family Functioning on Eating Disorders Understanding the etiology of an eating disorder is perhaps the most complicated issue surrounding the disease, as teasing apart cause and consequence can be extremely difficult. This problem becomes immediately apparent when examining family factors associated with eating disorders. Research over the past decade has focused largely on identifying family factors that potentially contribute to the development of an eating disorder in an individual, and further refining these characteristics into prototypes for the “anorexic family” or the “bulimic family.” Identifying a pattern of specific family risk factors would be an...   [tags: Relationships Health Papers]
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The Effect of Media and Society on Female Self Image - ... Since society has put such a prominent strain on being skinny girls think they have to starve themselves, eat small meals or even huge meals and become bulimic. Around 65 percent of the female population have tried an eating disorder, or close to 5-10 million women. Media imagery impacts more risk when it comes to eating disorders. When social media was actually available in western Fijian communities there was a case study done to basically see if the young ladies there thought about having body changes....   [tags: eating disorders] 2026 words
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The Media?s Influence on Eating Disorders - The Media's Influence on Eating Disorders Eating disorders are mental illnesses that affect more than 7 million American women and usually develop in girls ages 12-25. The most common age for a girl to begin having an eating disorder is 17 years old (Discovery Health?). The National Eating Disorders Association states that eating disorders are conditions that arise from factors including physical, psychological, interpersonal, and social issues. Media images help define cultural definitions of beauty and attractiveness and are often acknowledged as one of the factors that contribute to the rise of eating disorders (NEDA)....   [tags: Anorexia Bulimia Nervosa Essays]
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Responsibility of the Fashion Model Industry - A tall, glamorous runway model is every girl’s dream. Long beautiful legs, lean body, and beautiful shiny hair is what an average young woman views as an ideal image for a female. If you don’t resemble the images of those stunning Victoria Secret models and Fashion Week models, you suddenly become ashamed of your own body. It is a great life to have with the high pay, fame, drinking champagne on a yacht with famous celebrities and even being on the Vogue cover page. Fashion Modeling Industry has been the most influential source in our young women’s lives....   [tags: eating disorders] 1518 words
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A Deadly Disorder - A Deadly Disorder Kidney failure, heart problems, spleen dysfunction, bone and muscle loss, and finally death; these are only a couple of the deadly effects associated with anorexia and bulimia. As Mim Udovitch states, “About one in 200 American women suffers from anorexia; two or three in 100 suffer from bulimia.” (Udovitch 557) Through the combined works of Mim Udovitch and Lisa D. Galynker, the message was made clear and both sides of eating disorders were argued. In A Secret Society of the Starving Udovitch keeps a tone of anti pro-ana (against pro-anorexia) throughout the entire story....   [tags: Health]
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College Eating Disorders: The Pressure To Be Perfect - College Eating Disorders: The Pressure To Be Perfect an article by Eric Goodman informs us about the difficulties college women face while attending Miami University and other universities. The article talks about nine women living off campus their second year at Miami University and the problems the women face with eating disorders such as bulimia. All the girls were concerned with losing what's referred to as the freshman 15 the summer after their freshman year. This diet only led to more serious problems their sophomore year....   [tags: Health Fitness] 850 words
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Male Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders in Males Eating disorders have traditionally been a “woman’s problem.” It has not been until recently that we have recognized the fact that males are suffering from these deadly disorders as well. It has been generally agreed upon that anywhere from five to 15 percent of all reported cases of eating disorders are attributed to men. This paper will examine its incidence in males and the physical and psychological aspects associated with having an eating disorder. First lets look at the history of eating disorders....   [tags: Psychology Health Illness]
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Disasterous Eating Disorders - Disasterous Eating Disorders          Americans obsessions with their bodies has become a hot topic lately. From personal observation and research, I have seen the obsession become more severe. Web sites dealing with eating disorders are some of the most commonly visited web sites. We have a problem. The obsessions are becoming too serious, even fatal. Americans today have become slaves to the diet and fitness industries, resulting in an increased number of eating disorder cases over the past few years....   [tags: Health Diet Essays]
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Various Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is the unrelenting pursuit of thinness. When a person has anorexia nervosa they weigh 85%, or less than, of what is estimated for their age and height. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa is petrified of becoming fat; they fear gaining weight even though they are distinctly underweight. The dangers of low weight isn’t apparent, or is denied by these people, and they’ll report feeling fat even when they’re exceptionally thin. In addition to this, anorexia nervosa also often consists of withdrawal, depression, irritability, and peculiar behaviors....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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Taking a Look at Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia Sickness can quickly become a disease. An eating disorder called anorexia nervosa begins as a type of diet but turns into a disease that can severely affect many aspects of your life. This occurs when people reach the point of starvation because they are overly conscious of their weight, even though they may be dangerously underweight. When someone becomes obsessed with their self-image, action must be taken to provide the best treatment for them. Anorexia can become a serious problem that will change the way you think, act and feel....   [tags: eating disorders] 1151 words
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Anorexia Nervosa: A Serious, Deadly Disease - Eating disorders affect many people and overcoming eating disorders can be a very difficult task. Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, deadly eating disorder that many people are diagnosed with every year, especially females. Women are seven to ten times more likely to develop an eating disorder than men. What would make someone want to go to the extent to starve themselves to lose weight. There are many reasons why people with Anorexia Nervosa refuse their bodies to eat. Treating the psychological disorder can be a very difficult task, but it is important to help people get back to a normal, healthy life....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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The Thin Commandments: A Guide to Anorexia Nervosa - In today’s world, the pursuit of thinness has increased due to the association it has with physical attractiveness and body perfection. Society, particularly the Western culture, idolizes thin body size as the ideal body image. And as a consequence, eating disorders can develop when people take this to the extreme. Scholars have looked at all forms of persuasive tools that can explain the popularity of anorexia nervosa. From language use (Burke, 1966) to the power of culture in terms of presumed knowledge (Dumit, 2003) and its increasing interest in the ideal body image of the Western culture (Vandereycken and van Deth, 1994)....   [tags: eating disorders]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulemia Nervosa - The DSM-IV-TR states that there are two main types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia and bulimia are extremely serious eating disorders. The word anorexia means loss of appetite, while boulima refers to bulimia and means “Hunger of an ox”. “Ninety percent of cases of eating disorders occur in adolescent females, this fluctuates from the ages of 14 through 18”. Eating disorders are associated with an altered body image, displeasure with body weight, and unhealthy patterns of food consumption (Valentina, Markovic, Srdanovic & Mitrovic, 2010, 3)....   [tags: eating disorders] 936 words
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How the Advertising Industry Has Caused and Increase in Eating Disorders - The advertising industry has caused a dramatic increase in eating disorders among young males and females as a result of the unrealistic and unobtainable body images they portray in their advertisements. “Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you are so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on little else” (MAYO Clinic). Eating disorders can be serious and life treating, the treatment and diagnosis of anorexia and bulimia nervosa vary in the cause and effect on the development of the disorder....   [tags: bullemia, anorexia, health issues]
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The Impact of Culture Media on Young Girl's Body Image - ... The advertisements are telling girls that cover girl is the look America wants and should have. Girls feel the need to look and use cover girl products. They use celebrities to promote their products. Media and advertisements give viewers the idea that if you buy the product you will look like the celebrity. The media idolizes celebrities and praises them for their look that they have. Due to this, young girls today see this idolization and feel they have to look the same way. Even celebrities have gone through eating such as Mary Kate Olson....   [tags: eating disorders] 2037 words
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Media's Effect on Negative Body Image - ... Bulimia is a result, when one is self conscious about weight and purges food. It can also lead to a routine. This disorder can be caused by stress, trying to fit in (Nancy Clark). Also, trying to look like “the Barbie image” from the media (Body Image). Modeling agents and casting directors are hard on models, making sure they hold a certain size. Skin on models also has to be flawless, which means no: tattoos, marks, piercings, etc. Models risk a higher chance of getting this disorder. Bulimia can take place when a model is trying to fit the qualities needed for modeling (Fiona Bawdon)....   [tags: eating disorders]
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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - Wintergirls is a book related to eating disorders. The author’s purpose of writing this book is to inform readers what a person with an eating disorder. It depicts the inner and outer conflicts that characters like Lia and Cassie face with disorder. It all began with a competition between two characters of who can be the skinniest. Cassie dies in the attempt of winning the game. Lia, the main character in this novel, always keeps track of her food consumption. For example, one breakfast morning, Lia said she didn’t want “a muffin (410),…orange (75),…toast (87),…waffles (180)” (Anderson 5)....   [tags: eating disorders] 1034 words
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Different Types of Bulimia Nervosa - 1. Describe the behaviors that a purging-type bulimic and a bingeing-type bulimic would display. When answering this question we first need to understand what the terms mean. Purging-type bulimic is an individual who engages in repeated episodes of uncontrollably over eating or binges. The individual binges over a limited period like two hours in which they eat way to much food than most would consume in that time span. After the binge the individual forces their self to vomit, misuse laxatives, diuretics or enemas, fasting or exercising excessively (Comer, 2013, pp....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Eating Disorders Affecting Our Image of Beauty; Research Paper - When Looking at a well know published magazine like Vogue, Glamour, and Top Model, they all show beautiful women with extraordinary beauty and amazing sense of style and fashion. But when looking at the models, do they really resemble the average women reading these magazines that the ads and articles are intended for. Women and men are going through great lengths hurting themselves to achieve such figures that the magazines show as beautiful. These people suffer from eating disorders are starving themselves or eating then purging to get rid of the food....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Anorexia Nervosa: Never Being Skinny Enough - ... I counted my calories heavily; I set a rule for myself that I couldn’t eat over five-hundred calories a day because I wanted to lose weight fast. I remember one day I ate more than five-hundred and I became furious with myself. I became so mad at what I had let myself do that I smacked myself in the face multiple times. I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous, but at the time I thought that eating a little bit more than I was supposed to was a crime. I lost about twenty pounds in two months and I was so proud that I had finally started to do something “right” in life....   [tags: eating disorders]
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Dependent Personality Disorder - Axis Two: Illnesses “A personality disorder is an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment” (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). There are several different mental illnesses that can branch off from mental disorders. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and dependent personality disorder (DPD) are only two....   [tags: psychiatry, illnesses, behavior]
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An Inside Look at Teenage Obesity - ... There is a cure for bulimia and Obesity if you cut down on the calories and start exercising better, start a weight- management program, change eating habits, plan meals, control portions, increase physical activity, eat good foods at school, eat meals as a family, don’t eat as a reward, limit snacking, and attend a support group. Obesity can be cause from your parents, most of the time if one of your parents is obese then you have a50% chance and 80% chance if both of you parents are obese....   [tags: eating disorders, unhealthy eating habits]
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Eating Disorders and Ballet - Anorexia Nervosa is Eating the Soul of Young Dancers - Eating Disorders and Ballet - Anorexia Nervosa is Eating the Soul of Young Dancers The applauding audience, the lights, sequins and feathers, the colorful, elaborate tutus, and satin pointe shoes capture the hearts of young girls. Where else can a young girl dream of becoming a princess, a swan, a dancing snowflake or flower, or a sugarplum fairy. Where else can she be a fairy tale character like Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty. Where else can she be rescued by her handsome prince and collapse into his arms....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Westernization of Eastern Countries Is Increasing the Frequency and Severity of Eating Disorders - ... Likewise, the ideals of fear and control play a large role in the diagnosis and progression of this mental disorder. The lack of eating demonstrates psychological issues deep rooted in problems of perfectionism, performance, and control. For example, patients with Anorexia Nervosa body check, which is the compulsion of constantly weighing, measuring, mirror gazing oneself to reassure thinness (Morris, 2006). Body checking echoes Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) tendencies. In the documentary, Thin (2006), patients mentioned that initially it felt good to lose a couple of pounds, but then the weight loss became addictive (Greenfield, 2006)....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, globalization effects] 2059 words
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Bulimia Nervosa: Meg's Story - Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia is one of the many eating disorders found among Americas today. People with eating disorders, such as bulimia or anorexia, spend every day locked inside the mindset that they are fat. Someone with bulimia nervosa eats as much food as they can in one sitting and then purges the food they just consumed. Purging can be many things; for example forced vomiting, the use of laxatives, also over exercising can be a form of purging. People purge to get rid of the excess calories or fat after they consume large amounts of food....   [tags: Eating Disorders] 586 words
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Influence of American Mass Media Ideals on Body Image and Eating Disorders in the U.S - Mass media have an enormous impact on society and how people act, especially in developed countries. How do mass media influence views of body image and the development of eating disorders. People living in countries influenced by Western culture show concern for their appearance or dietary habits daily. This paper will analyze the effect of mass media on the issues of body image and eating disorders in the United States. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV-TR (DSM-IV-TR) (2000) eating disorders are characterized by a disturbance in eating behavior, which can be eating too much, eating too little, or simply just eating in an unhealthy way....   [tags: Psychology]
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Can Natural Medicine or Non-Medicinal Therapies Treat Eating Disorders Effectively? - ... I was surprised by how easily I was able to formulate a plan for my paper and execute it. I ended up reading many more articles than necessary merely because I wanted to learn more about eating disorders. This topic that is very important to me because I have experienced anorexia first hand. By delving deeper into anorexia, bulimia, and obesity it gave me a sense of closure. I did not overcome my eating disorder until my senior year of high school. I struggled for over two years before I got help and during my first semester here I had a minor relapse....   [tags: symptoms, emotions, thoughts]
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Eating Disorders Have Multiple Complex Causes; The Media is not to Blame - When the topic of eating disorders (ED), anorexia, bulimia, starving, purging, or any other form of self harm is brought into an everyday conversation, it is simply looked at as nothing out of them norm and is just brushed off as if the topic was concerning what the President had for lunch that day. At first glance, the average person would probably conclude that the main reason eating disorders are so noted in young women today is simply due to the fact that the media puts so much pressure on these women to be “perfect”....   [tags: Psychology]
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We Must Fight Eating Disorders and Low Self-esteem - Some people observe negative images of themselves whilst gazing back in the mirror because of subliminal advertising, mental health, and unconscious habits. The individuals staring back from the mirror at them are not real. Often times society disregards reality that no one possesses the perfect body because everyone is unique. Unfortunately, people who experience body dissatisfaction have a hard time grasping this concept of everyone being unique; consequently, they participate in life threatening problematic solutions to achieve their desired body....   [tags: media and body image]
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What is Considered Beautiful Article, "Globalization of Eating Disorders" by Susan Borno - Disorders Binge eating is a disorder in which a person will eat an excessive amount of food because she or he cannot control themelves. According to this article “The Globalization of Eating Disorders” writing 'Susan Borno, explains how easy it is to get caught up, obese and how it influence young men and women. Susan points out that the influence of the western media has created a globalization problem with eating disorders. In other words, she carefully examines the cross-culture spread of men and women of all ages who have lost their immunity to eating disorders....   [tags: binge, diet, weight] 841 words
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Development of Eating Disorders - Much to our perceived attention is the idealised image that most aspire to have. In attempting to achieve such a look involves drastic measures for some and possibly fatal. There is ample of evidence to suggest that such measures revolve around an individual’s eating habits thus leading to unhealthy disordered eating patterns. Eating disorders refer to abnormal eating habits characterised by excessive or insufficient intake of food and develop from a number of interrelated issues. Much of the research into eating disorders has focused particularly on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and its developmental causes....   [tags: Upward Comparisons] 1210 words
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Understanding Eating Disorders through a Biomedical Model or by Socio-Cultural Analysis - ... When a persons body contradicts social convention they become at risk, they might be associated with lack of self-control and self-respect, and in many ways become alienated or in fact stigmatised (Lorber and Martin, 2007). There are a number of ways in which body ideals are constructed, but perhaps the most contentious contributor is the media. One aspect of modernisation has been the increasing management, surveillance and regulation of the human body through the market (Rathner, 2001). The media, namely television and magazines, offers an increasingly distorted version of the world (Lopez-Guimera et al....   [tags: anorexia nervosa] 3238 words
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Media Influence on the Eating Habits of Children and Adolescents - In recent years, obesity rates and eating disorder rates have shot up. How fast these increases are is truly frightening. How is his happening. What is causing this rapid increase. The answer to both of those questions is the media. These increases in obesity rates and eating disorder rates are due to media’s influence on children and adolescents. In fact, in some places media influence is the direct cause of eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, and in others obesity. It is not only causing children to become overweight, but underweight as well....   [tags: Losing Weight, Obesity, Body Image]
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The Relation Between Fashion And Eathing Disorders - Dr. Rachel Adato - Levy declares, “Beautiful is not underweight, beautiful should not be anorexic,” shooting down the fashion industry’s use of anorexic girls to twist the image of what an “average person” looks like. This contorted view of the average person has led to a slew of mental problems, a large part including eating disorders. The mental problems that have occurred have cultivated the need to look a certain way, leading to physical problems, including nerve damage, fractures, pain, and even death....   [tags: Eathing Disorders Essays]
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Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders - Co-occurrence of Anxiety Disorders and Eating Disorders I. Introduction Considering the growing preoccupation of teenage girls with their weight and their bodies, eating disorders have become even more of a concern. In light of the fact that mortality in anorexia nervosa is among the highest of all psychiatric disorders, it is increasingly important to understand what causes eating disorders and how best to treat them (Herzog et al., 1996). A meaningful area of research to consider when trying to understand eating disorders is comorbidity....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Multiple Personality Disorder in "Identity" - In 2003, Columbia Pictures presented the film Identity. This film is about a man who is accused of murdering multiple people during a night at a motel. There was a wicked storm that flooded the roadways so the travelers could not drive any farther. They stopped at this motel to stay the night. There were a total of eleven people who were going to be staying the night at the motel. As the night went on, one by one, each of the eleven people at the motel are found deceased except for one person named Paris....   [tags: Cinema]
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What is Dissociative Identity Disorder - ...  t is 5 to 9 times more common in females than males during young adulthood Signs and Symptoms • The individual experiences two or more distinct identities. These identities may involve to completely different life styles. A patient may create themselves entirely from scratch; their background, self-image, emotions, culture, and name may all be different. • Frequent memory gaps are found. • Depression, anxiety, dependence, and guilt may be present. • In children, inattentiveness and behavioral problems may occur....   [tags: personality, psychiatric, trauma] 691 words
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The Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar disorder, which is also called manic-depression, is a term used to define forms of irregular and intense mood swings that can make someone be depressed one day and a complete maniac the next. Unlike other medical conditions, bipolar disorder does not only affect one’s life, but it can also have an impact on other individuals. The extreme mood swings can have a major consequence on someone’s social life and cause one to fail in his or her career or education. Even though bipolar is not the immense discussion in medical disorders; it is still a dangerous condition that affects a multitude of individuals in the world....   [tags: manic-deoression, mood swings] 1291 words
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Childhood Sexual Abuse Impacting the Etiology of Eating Disorders - Childhood Sexual Abuse Impacting the Etiology of Eating Disorders Today's literature estimates that as many as 1 in 3 females and 1 in 7 boys have been the victim of sexual abuse. There are about 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of incest each year in each major city in the United States. It is reported by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse that in 1993, 2.9 million children were reported to protective services because they were being abused, neglected, or both (Schwartz). 16% of these 2.9 million children had been sexually abused....   [tags: Nutrition Health Psychology Essays]
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Literature Review of "Interventions Used to Help with Emotional Eating" - A common behavior that happens amongst women of middle-age is emotional eating. This occurs when women eat to hide their negative emotions. There are a few disorders that are related to emotional eating, which are important to know about to determine if the participant may have the disorder. That way it would be easier for the behavior to be change because of medicines to help. The first one is Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) where a person consumes an insane amount of food in one sitting. The second one is Night-Eating Syndrome (NES) where the person does not have an appetite during the day but then obsessively eats after 8pm, usually because of insomnia or frustration....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Media Influence on the Eating Habits of Children and Adolescents - Incidentally, losing weight to fit media’s portrayal of the ideal body is not the only problem that media has brought about. As most people know, obesity is an increasing problem. Unlike eating disorders, obesity is not something that one can be treated for like a disease. It is simply an increase in the body’s weight that is above a normal, healthy body weight. Even though obesity itself is not a disease it can lead to the contraction of diseases and other problems, like high blood pressure. Not only adults are becoming obese, but children as well....   [tags: Losing Weight, Media, Body Image]
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Character Analysis from What's Eating Gilbert Grape - The character I chose to analyze is Bonnie Grape from What's Eating Gilbert Grape, an American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström. Bonnie Grape is a Caucasian woman who is, approximately, in her mid 50’s and lives in a small town of Endora, Iowa with her four children, and has lost her husband seven years ago. Bonnie who is suppose to be the immediate care taker of all of her kids is shown to have abandoned all of her parental duties after her husbands passing and she hasn’t left the house for seven years....   [tags: cognitive therapy, bonnie grape, gilbert hallstrom]
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Good Health: Is It Simply About Eating the Right Things? - There are so many different definition of health making it complicated to have a precise definition for health. It is best described as being able to function physically, mentally and spiritually. Absolute health refers to being whole and requires more than what a person experiences inside and outside of the body. According to Blaxter ‘health can be defined as finding the right balance between supernatural beings, the environment and processes within the body’ (pg.8, 2004). It is also being able accomplish holistically without being restricted in any way....   [tags: Health]
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A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women - A Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders among College Women For Jennifer Keagan, high school was a thrill. She was one of the most popular girls in school. She was valedictorian, homecoming queen, student body president, an honor roll student, and the list goes on. She always strived for perfection. Life was easy for Jennifer. She always got what she wanted. Unfortunately, this all came to a halt when it was time for her to face an all new reality: college. Jennifer was no longer around her friends and family....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels - Eating Disorders are an issue that affects many people in the world today. An eating disorder is an obsession with weight and food that has become so extreme that it jeopardizes a person’s health. (Divine Caroline, 1) Eating disorders affect many individuals worldwide, the majority being female ages twelve to eighteen. (Eating disorder recovery, 4) Eating disorders are considered to be a psychological disease and can originate from outside influences, coping skills, personality traits, genes, culture, metabolism and mental instability....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders]
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Substance Misuse Among Women with Eating Disorders - Substance Misuse Among Women with Eating Disorders Research on eating disorders has revealed a greater incidence of substance use and/or misuse in women with eating disorders than in the general population. Most of the research agrees that substance misuse is more common in patients with bulimia nervosa and the binge eating/purging subtype of patients with anorexia than in women with the restricting subtype of anorexia nervosa. Researchers and specialists have proposed a range of theories to account for the strong association between substance misuse and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: Drugs Alcoholism Health Papers]
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Dissociative Disorder - Dissociative disorder is a disorder characterized by involuntarily escaping reality. A person with this disorder may be in this state for what feels like hours but in actuality it is only a few minutes. Dissociative disorder can be split into four different categories such as Dissociative amnesia, Dissociative identity disorder, Dissociative fugue, depersonalization disorder. Each of these disorders share the same symptoms. Some symptoms include memory loss for certain periods of time, mental heath problems, a sense of being tied off from the rest of the world, and a having difficulty identifying ones’ self....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Exploring the Cause of Eating Disorders - Familial Relationships and Bulimia - My sister is bulimic and has been in therapy for several months now. She seems to be making progress, but this eating disorder seems to rule her life nevertheless. Overwhelmed with conflicting desires, she is obsessed with food and her appearance. I see her suffer and wonder what has caused her to develop such behaviors. I know that there are several factors that can play a role in the inception of an eating disorder. Because of my sister’s problems, I have become interested in the interplay between familial relationships and bulimia....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Anxiety Disorder - Anxiety Disorder What is Anxiety. As defined by Understanding Psychology by Glencoe, Anxiety is a general state of dread or uneasiness that a person feels in response to a real or imagined danger. Anxiety affects 19 million Americans annually and anxiety disorder happens to be the most common mental illness in America. There are many different types of anxiety disorder such as: Panic Disorder, Obsessive – Compulsion Disorder, Phobias, and a few more. Although there is no cure for anxiety disorders, there are treatments to reduce symptoms....   [tags: Psychology]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - ... Anorexia, along with other eating disorders, can cause or come hand-in-hand with anxiety, depression, heart/brain issues, and substance abuse. Anorexia can cause hair to become weak and thin, or fall out. It can cause serious medical issues such as kidney failure, anemia, heart failure, and osteoporosis. There are treatments for anorexia, but relapse is also always possible. Usually someone with anorexia will be treated by a team of nutritionists, doctors, and psychiatrists. Sometimes antidepressants or mood-stabilizers will be used....   [tags: eating disorders, treatment]
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Obsessive Complusive Disorder - Obsessive compulsive disorder, or ODC when shortened, is an anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has many unwanted obsessions often with many repetitive compulsions. The National Institute of Mental Health says “People with OCD may be plagued by persistent, unwelcome thoughts or images, or by the urgent need to engage in certain rituals.” People suffering from this disorder are frequently washing their hands and keeping things in order. While the exact cause of this disorder is still unknown to scientists....   [tags: Psychology]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) -             Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, affects an average 1.7% of the population according to the Stanford University School of Medicine.  The recognition of this psychological disorder has grown in the recent years.  As the knowledge of this disorder becomes more prevalent, those suffering have become more willing to seek help (OCDA).             OCD is a condition “in which people experience repetitive and upsetting thoughts and/or behaviors” (OCDA).  While there are many variation of the disease, those suffering from OCD show signs in either or both of two categories: obsession and compulsion.  The obsessive factor varies from thoughts to images or to impulses.  These obsessi...   [tags: Essays on Anxiety Disorders 2014]
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Anorexia Nervosa - The pressure of being thin, beautiful and simply just looking perfect has become a major dispute in Americas culture. Television, Magazines and social norms effect young kids in the way they see themselves and now has turned into a main health concern. Seeing other people who you think may look perfect, is deceiving to many young girls as they think they are either overweight or just not good enough. With implying that it might result in some type of eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa. This obsession of being thin has rapidly increased over the years and is still accelerating.(DSM) This type of disorder, mainly appearing in females has over five million cases and one million in males....   [tags: Eating Disorders] 1761 words
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Family Structure in Eating Disorders - Family Structure in Eating Disorders We are all genetically and socially affected by our families. Families serve as the matrix of our identity. It is through interactions within the family that we develop a sense of who we are and how we fit in (Minuchin, Rosman & Baker, 1978). Parents serve as role models, providing examples for attitudes, coping skills, and eating habits, as well as setting standards for perfection, ambition and acceptance (Hall & Cohn, 1992). Many researchers claim that family dynamics are at the root of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa....   [tags: Relationships Health Papers]
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Perfectionism and Eating Disorders - Perfectionism and Eating Disorders Many extreme pressures exist in modern society which directly affect a large number of the population to the point of extremity. In an age of high technology, rapid development, and intense social pressure, the pressure to be the best of the best prevails. Many people succumb to the pressure in a variety of ways, some beneficial, and some detrimental. Eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa in part result from an intense pressure to achieve the perfect ideal body weight and physical appearance....   [tags: Self Image Esteem Health Papers]
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Cannibalism as a Sexual Disorder - Cannibalism as a Sexual Disorder Cannibalism occurs prevalently in both Tarzan and Heart of Darkness, and is a controversial topic with which the public is largely unfamiliar. Although cannibalism is generally thought of in a primitive animal sense, experts have revealed that cannibalism can be identified as a sexual disorder (O’Connor). A cannibal is scientifically classified as an anthropophagus (“Anthropophagus”), which falls under the category of Anthropophagy. Anthropophagy by definition is the sexual gratification by consumption of human flesh or blood....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]
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The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa - The Disorder Anorexia Nervosa In this paper, we will be describing a crucial disorder that affects many teenagers. This disorder is Anorexia Nervosa, better known as Anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by constant dieting, rapid weight loss and the feeling of being to fat during weight loss. Most anorexics are women and teenage girls, who see their self as being overweight even though they are deathly underweight. The term ¡§Anorexia Nervosa¡¨ means loss of appetite due to nerves, but the people with anorexia do not actually lose their appetite until the late stages of their starvation....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Adolescent Eating Disorders - Adolescent Eating Disorders With children as early as age 7 showing dissatisfaction with their body, and as young as 9 starting dieting, eating disorders are a serious issue in our society. Taking a look at perceptions, behaviors, and medical issues associated with the disorders of anorexia and bulimia, scholars have tried to categorize and find answers to the problems which certain adolescents suffer. In this paper I focused on the two major eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia.      In 1978, Brunch called anorexia nervosa a 'new disease' and noted that the condition seemed to overtake ?the daughters of the well-to-do, educated and successful families.....   [tags: Health Weight Obesity Anorexia Essays]
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Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a lifelong disorder, which can cause a person to do things repeatedly. This disorder is identified by two general symptoms: obsessions and compulsions. An obsession can be defines as an unwelcome, distressing thought or mental image. (Schwartz, 1996) It is a thought that annoys you so much that it causes distress and anxiety. Compulsions are the behaviors that people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder perform in an attempt to get rid of the fears and anxieties caused by their obsessions....   [tags: essays research papers] 864 words
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Eating And Children - "You are what you eat", is a common old adage heard in western culture, which promotes healthy living and eating. It is certainly not uncommon to hear the latter with the latest health and fitness fervor held my many westerners. There is evidence to suggest that primitive humans believed that physical strength and abilitiy could be attained by consuming certain animals. For example, the early Cherokee Indian tribes believed that by eating venison one could inherit the swiftness of the animal....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1457 words
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Bipolar Disorder - I have been diagnosed with what is called a Bipolar disorder. For all of my life I have been moody, so I guess when my I had mood swings my parents chalked it up to being a teenager. I always knew that it was more than just moodiness, but I had no idea what was wrong with me. When I am in a manic state I feel empowered and clever. In this phase, people find me very charismatic I also love myself and others and am very creative and productive. I also make unwise decisions during this phase like investing in one of my creative ideas which are not realistic.My manic phases can also jump to irratbility and imparience with others, when I amin this stage of my manic phase all t...   [tags: essays research papers] 1037 words
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder - Body Dysmorphic Disorder People now a days have a problem with the way they appear. For hundreds of years, people, especially females, have been concerned with their weight, the way they look, and the way people perceive them. In the article, Do You Have a Body Image Problem. author Dr. Katharine A. Phillips discusses the concerns with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Dr. Phillips uses her knowledge or ethics to discuss the effects that BDD has on people today. She also uses emotion to show the reader how people are seriously affected by this disorder....   [tags: BDD Self Image Health Essays] 1138 words
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) suffer intensely from recurrent unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or rituals (compulsions), which they feel they cannot control. Rituals such as handwashing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed in hope of preventing, obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these rituals, however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them markedly increases anxiety. Left untreated obsessions and the need to perform rituals can take over a person's life....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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