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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 - ... Young girls’ perspectives on beauty have turned artificial because of what is represented in the television, on the radio, or in the newspaper. The media paints a fantasy by stating which kind of body is considered perfect, and establishes the goal of being flawless, which is a accomplishment that is very hard to reach. Several women were asked to choose their ideal body weight, and 30% of them wanted a body that was 20% underweight, while another 44% wanted a body that is 10% underweight (Radar Programs)....   [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 - ... Many individuals that do not have eating disorders often cannot control their body weight so there is not specific weight that is associated with these eating disorders, but is generally assumed that being less than 85 percent or an average’s expected body weight is being “too skinny”. Bulimic patients on the other hand, have more of a binging then purging process. The individuals refuse to maintain a normal body weight. Since the fear of gaining weight is one of the biggest factors in eating disorders it is difficult to attempt to help the individual because they will most likely struggle with their obsession of skinny for most of their lives....   [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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Affect 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 - ... In addition, people who choose to starve themselves like Lia can relate to her severe diet. Lia’s typical lunch, for example, was “diet soda (0) + lettuce (15) + 8 tablespoons salsa (40) + hard-boiled egg white (16) = lunch (71)” (Anderson 76). By informing us with this information, the author is directing it to the audience who may have the diet as well. The author portrays his connection with the audience through various examples of rhetorical appeals. Her credibility is shown through her diverse knowledge on the subject....   [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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... Likewise by looking across the world like China, Fiji and Africa, Susan introduces many ways that people could increase their diet. First of all, let’s take a look at the women of the Fuji islands, before television was introduced to them in 1995, they used to admire their bodies image with no complaints. Although the images slender who has introduces slim women on advertisement on televised commercials made them feel that their bodies were not in shape. The image beauty was portrayed from the Western countries where the island begins to face a lot of issues about 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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... Loneliness is a huge issue with depression. One will begin to unexpectedly ignore important people in his or hers life and refuse to spend time with them. This can cause others to not want to be around the individual that is bipolar and can ruin many relationships. The lack of energy can enhance the laziness of someone. Careers and education can fail from being depressed because of the absence of effort and desire. Atkins says, “ A depressed person will ruminate about everything wrong they’ve ever done....   [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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Media: A Strong Influence on Body Image and Disordered Eating - It would be incredibly naive to believe that our American society is not extremely preoccupied with the quest for thinness. Everywhere you go, (i.e. grocery stores, bookstores, fitness centers, theaters) images of both men and women who society has deemed "beautiful" are deliberately posted in order to sell a product, entice an audience, or merely to gain attention. Even in an age where the rates for obesity are increasing at a rapid pace, it seems as though our society still idolizes the chiseled, lean man and the ultra thin woman....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1926 words
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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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Bipolar Disorder - Mental illness comes in many forms one of the most prevalent forms facing people today is depression. The realm of depression encompasses many different types and forms, some of these are, Seasonal Affect Disorder commonly called SAD, Bipolar Disorder, Postpartum, Chronic Depression, and situational depression to name a few. When many people think about depression they think about a person who is stereotypically down on life. However they don’t see the people who suffer from extreme highs, as well as extreme lows....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1289 words
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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher - Anorexic: this word is an adjective, a label, and to some, a lifestyle. Medically speaking, it is someone who suffers from the deadly and heartbreaking disease, Anorexia Nervosa. This term translates to “nervous loss of appetite”, but anyone who has battled through this sickness is aware how that is anything but true. Eating disorder patients do not, in fact, lose their appetite; there is more to it than that. Many perceive eating disorders as a choice to be thin, a diet, or a cry for attention; they do not see the mental destruction going on inside of the mind....   [tags: eating disorders, anorexia nervosa]
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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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Anorexia Nervosa: Body Image and Internalization Issues Among People from Different Ethnic Groups - Description: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a distorted body image. The individual is severely underweight and thinks they are fat or has a fear of becoming fat (Comer, 2013). There are two types of anorexia. The first type is restricting-type anorexia. The individual restricts food intake to a dangerous degree. The second type is binge-eating/purging type anorexia. The individual purposely regurgitates after eating uses laxatives and/or diuretics (Comer, 2013). Females compose 90-95% of people suffering from anorexia nervosa (Comer, 2013)....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Symptoms Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) hinders people’s security, makes interpersonal and interpersonal relationships difficult, worsens the person suffering from the disorder’s life and those around them, effects their affect and self-image, and generally makes a person even more unstable (Davidon et al., 2007). This disorder is a personality disorder which effects the people’s emotions, personality, and daily living including relationships with other and job stability. People with BPD may experience a variation of symptoms including but not limited to: intense contradictory emotions involving sadness, anger, and anxiety, feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and isolations (B...   [tags: Interpersonal Relationships, Symptoms]
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The Huge Industry of Advertising - ... For example, a cigarette ad with the slogan, “Blow in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere.” Or a Burger King ad suggesting oral sex by having the model mouth wide open with the slogan, “It’ll Blow.” Likewise, they evoke rape towards women. For instance, on an ad for Dolce & Gabbana there is a female model being restrained by a half-naked male model and in the background there are four more male models who are just staring down at her. Moreover, I learned how some ads used women as sex objects to sell their products and how some portray women as being fragile, unintelligent, and promiscuous....   [tags: models, sex, eating disorders] 775 words
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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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Female Body Image and the Mass Media - As Samantha Murray sat in the audience, she thought to herself: I suddenly became acutely aware of my own fat bulges and folds. I imagined every eye in the room on me, shaking their heads in pity, revulsion and even morbid curiosity. I pulled my shirt surreptitiously away from the bulges of my belly and my hips, trying to separate the appearance from the reality. I shifted in my chair, and felt my cheeks burn hot and my stomach churn... And yet I was ashamed. I was aware of the disgust my body inspired, its complete unacceptability and invisibility in the sexual domain, apart from as a figure of ridicule....   [tags: eating disorders, perception]
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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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