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Solution for The Problem of Bulimia Nervosa: Family Support - In the world today, people focus so much on their outward appearance when what is on the inside is what truly counts. Eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa have become a cultural habit, Research shows family support is the most effective solution for preventing and treating bulimia nervosa. Usually, what causes a person to become bulimic is different for everyone; it could be as simple as uncontrollable diet habits due to a person’s low self esteem. People do not just wake up one day and choose to be bulimic, it usually starts out with dieting(Gilbert 71)....   [tags: Bulimia Nervosa, eating disorders] 1102 words
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Society’s Influence on Young Girls: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - Every generation has a set of values that they believe make a person beautiful. In the 1940’s and 50’s it was considered beautiful to be a voluptuous woman. A woman with a large chest and full hips was the ideal woman, such as Marylyn Monroe. The difference between then and now is, young women could escape this image if need be. Today it is impossible to ignore the stick thin super models on bill boards, TV, and in magazines. The influence of society on teenagers is so much that men actually expect a woman to be that stick thin model or they are considered “fat”, “tubby”, etc....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - What is an eating disorder. A simple definition of an eating disorder is abnormal patterns of behavior and thought. All eating disorders have shared characteristics. There is fear of becoming fat, drive to become thin, an obsession with food, weight, and calories. Families of sufferers also have an increased incidence of depression, obesity, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Two main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person is obsessed by thoughts of an unattainable image of “perfect” thinness....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 590 words
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Bulimia Nervosa - Bulimia Nervosa Within developmental lifespan psychology, eating disorders are often categorised under the heading of 'adolescence problems' along with suicide, delinquency, substance misuse and pregnancy. They are particularly associated with females, especially during the development stage of adolescence when one's physical, cognitive and social development leaves childhood and enters adulthood (Seifert et al, 1997: 333). It appears that young women are more dissatisfied with weight than women at any other stage of the female lifespan....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 3151 words
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Bulimia Nervosa - Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia (oxlike hunger) can be more difficult to detect than anorexia because many girls and women with this disorder maintain a normal body weight. They consume large amounts of food, sometimes up to 5,000 calories worth, then purge themselves of the excess calories. Some do so by inducing vomiting, abusing laxatives or diuretics, taking enemas, fasting or exercising obsessively. The condition tends to become most serious in late adolescence, but can develop at any age from early adolescence to age 40....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 393 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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Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa - Eating disorders are extremely harmful and rising in prevalence. . The two most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. In this essay, I will compare and contrast these two disorders. This essay will also assess the symptoms, causes, health affects and the most prevalent characteristics of people diagnosed with these two eating disorders. “Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by self-starvation to avoid obesity. People with this disorder believe they are overweight, even when their bodies become grotesquely distorted by malnourishment.” (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia) Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa include: heart muscle damage, heartbeat irregularities, low blood p...   [tags: Comparison, Causes, Symptoms]
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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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Bulimia Nervosa: The Diana Effect - The Diana Effect provides a compelling case study of how cultural influences can elevate general public and clinical awareness around a particular issue-in this case, the eating disorder (ED) bulimia nervosa (BN) in the United Kingdom between 1988 and 2000-particularly between 1992 to 1997. Evidence ofthe Diana Effect are witnessed in an unprecedented (and since unrepeated) trifold rise in the rate of reported bulimia incidences in the UK, significantly paralleling the trajectory of Princess Diana's relationship with the public surrounding her personal battle with bulimia....   [tags: Health, eating disorder]
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Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa - Today, nearly ten to fifteen percent of adolescent boys suffer from an eating disorder in today’s population (Ray, 2004), and nearly thirty-five to fifty- seven percent of adolescent girls suffer from one as well (Boutelle, Neumark-Sztainer, Story, &Resnick, 2002; Neumark-Sztainer&Hannan, 2001; Wertheim et al., 2009). One of the most common forms of eating disorders is bulimia nervosa. This is a psychological disorder that has nutritional and physical consequences to someone (Smolin). This disorder consists of an individual consuming an excessive amount of calories in a short amount of time and shortly after consuming, forcing them self to remove the food from their system....   [tags: young boy, adolescents, women] 897 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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Bulimia Nervosa and Antidepressant Drugs - Bulimia Nervosa and Antidepressant Drugs WHAT IS BULIMIA NERVOSA. Bulimia nervosa afflicts mostly women (about 6% of adolescent girls, and 5% of college women). Most individuals with bulimia engage in compensatory activities such as vomiting, laxative abuse, strict dieting, and vigorous exercise (Alexander). PRIMARY SYMPTOMS OF BULIMIA The primary symptoms of bulimia are recurrent episodes of binge eating and compensatory measures to purge the calories. There is an excessive influence of the importance of the body and weight on one's self-evaluation (Negri)....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Binge Eating in Bulimia Nervosa - In our Western society, we have several different types of eating dysfunction, all of which are unique and tragic in their own right. Despite their individuality, however, they all have several overlapping symptoms that are key to their classification and severity. For Bulimia Nervosa (BN) and Binge Eating Disorder (BED), one of the core features is binge eating, which can be defined objectively by number of calories eaten in a given time or subjectively by the feelings of the binger....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Bulimia Nervosa - BULIMIA NERVOSA 307.51 (F50.2) Introduction Individuals diagnosed with bulimia nervosa undertake frequent binge eating, followed by expelling the food, typically by inducing vomiting, but also through exercising and the use of laxative agents, diuretics, and enemas (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). The binge eating occurrences are often prompted by a negative perception of one’s body image, temporarily alleviated by the binge eating episode. Since the individual with bulimia nervosa is overanxious about body weight, purging of the food is viewed as a necessity....   [tags: eating disorder, binge eating]
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Bulimia Nervosa - So you have been diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa. Well let’s take a closer look at what that really means. I am sure you have all kinds of emotions running through you at this point and many questions. If you take the time to calm down and breathe, things will get better. You have a fighting chance to beat Bulimia Nervosa and reading this is a good start. This article will show you everything you need to know and learn to conquer this disorder; such as, what the signs are,what it means to have the disorder, the phenomenology, the epidemiology, the causes, the treatments, and of course how to overcome and survive the disorder....   [tags: Eating Disorder, Causes, Treatments]
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Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa - Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa Today, both anorexia and bulimia are the most common eating disorders and affect almost 15 percent of American teenagers. Eating disorders are fifteen times more likely to occur in adolescent girls than adolescent boys. They can be fatal and thousands die from every year but this is one mental illness that can be beaten. Anorexia is increasing more rapidly in developed countries than in underdeveloped countries. Bulimia is becoming the more common type of eating disorder among teens....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Bulimia Nervosa: The Disease, Diagnosis and Therapy - Bulimia, known as Bulimia Nervosa, is a deadly eating disorder in which an individual believes they are fat or overweight. Those individuals lose weight through unhealthy and dangerous methods. The overall desire to be thin and accepted appears to be the main cause of Bulimia. The attitudes about diet and appearance expressed by parents can be a factor. Teens may temporarily become slightly overweight and parents who react negatively may cause their children to become fearful or anxious about the way they look....   [tags: Diet, Nursing, Eating Disorders, Weight, Medical] 876 words
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Bulimia Nervosa: A Life Threatening Disease - Many years ago, starving one’s self and vomiting after overeating was considered healthy. The ancient Egyptians engaged in monthly purges in attempts to remain healthy. The ancient Romans constructed “vomitoriums” (Latin) ((Ayto, 1990, p. 562) rooms where they could vomit so that they could continue to gorge themselves on food. Whereas, both Roman and ancient Greeks, saw Bulimia, as meaning ox (hunger), among people. The early 18th century, “la Bulimia” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013, p. 1) made its way into French literature to describing patterns of overeating....   [tags: vomiting, overeating, eating disorder, etiology]
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The Effectiveness of Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia - Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are eating disorders that severely affect both men and women around the world. The cause of the eating disorder usually derives from psychological, biological and social forces. Eating disorders have become an epidemic in American society, twenty-four million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S. (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.\, 2011). There are many ways to address and treat an eating disorder....   [tags: Promising treatments for anorexia and bulimia]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - After Twiggy’s appearance in 1970, where being curvy is sexy, trends start to change. Being skinny became the new curvy. Society’s view and opinion on body shapes changed. Women became more concerned with their weight. Perfection and appearances became everything. When being slim became crucial, women, and even men could do everything to fit in this new trend. This includes becoming victims of eating disorders like Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa. These disorders started in people after their restricted diet....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 811 words
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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - “Body Image” Eating Disorders are a range of mental health problems. People that suffer from an eating disorder find their relationships, daily activities and basic health is affected. All ages and sexes can suffer. But eating disorders, such as Bulimia Nervosa or Anorexia Nervosa, are generally found in adolescent girls and young women. Anorexia Nervosa affects less than one percent of adolescent girls and young women, whereas, Bulimia Nervosa affects two percent. Approximately five percent of people with Anorexia are male....   [tags: Body Image Eating Disorders]
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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa -    Imagine starving yourself to the point of death. Imagine throwing up repeatedly after every meal. This may seem too harsh of a reality to comprehend, but between 30-60% of all United States females are on calorie restrictive diets. (Reel, 3) These diets eventually lead to obsessions about their desired weight and often result in an eating disorder. The two most prevalent disorders today are; Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Bulimia Nervosa affects 2 to 3 % of all women 15 to 40. Many young women between middle and high school develop often these bad habits to cope with the insecurities developing around them....   [tags: Essays on Eating Disorders]
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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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Evaluating Sources on Bulimia Nervosa - Evaluating Articles on Long Term Bulimia Nervosa Effects With the growing percentage of teen girls being treated and even more being diagnosed with Bulimia Nervosa, I decided to evaluate the multiple articles on effects and treatments for the disease. When searching bulimia pages and pages of links come up. To my surprise among the pages of links, I came across numerous pro-bulimia and pro-anorexia sites. However, the four websites I decided to evaluate were the first four search results that the titles really caught my attention with what I was really looking for....   [tags: essays research papers] 437 words
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The Importance of Psychotherapy and Medication in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa - The Importance of Psychotherapy and Medication in the Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa This researched argument is on the disorder of bulimia nervosa. The reason behind my writing about the topic of bulimia is because my sister suffers from it and I want to know how to help her. I also would like to be able to share the information I obtained while doing my research. I want to argue the importance of having both psychotherapy and medication in the treatment for the people afflicted with this serious health disorder....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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The Prevalence Of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, And Binge Eating Disorder - The Prevalence Of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, And Binge Eating Disorder How prevalent is anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders. Without the knowledge of research, one is likely to think eating disorders are quite prevalent in society today. However, research proves that eating disorders, in general, are not as prevalent as one might think without any knowledge of the subject. Prevalence of an eating disorder refers to the number of cases of an eating disorder within a population....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders]
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Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating - Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating Bulimia is an illness characterized by uncontrolled episodes of overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or other purging. Alternative names for Bulimia are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Purge Behavior, and also Eating Disorders. In bulimia, eating binges may occur as often as several times a day. Induced vomiting known as purging allows the eating to continue without the weight gain; it may continue until interrupted by sleep, abdominal pain, or the presence of another person....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 2314 words
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Bulimia Nervosa - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy For Bulimia Nervosa INTRODUCTION Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating as well as by self-induced vomiting and/or laxative abuse (Mitchell, 1986). Episodes of overeating typically alternate with attempts to diet, although the eating habits of bulimics and their methods of weight control vary (Fairburn et al., 1986). The majority of bulimics have a body weight within the normal range for their height, build, and age, and yet possess intense and prominent concerns about their shape and weight (Fairburn et al., 1986)....   [tags: Eating Disorders Medical Treatment Essays]
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Psychological explanations of Anorexia and Bulimia - Psychological explanations of Anorexia and Bulimia Based on the idea that woman experience more pressure to be thin that men, Behar et al. investigated the effect of gender identity on eating disorders. Behar et al. aimed to compare some traits of gender identity between females with eating disorders and a control group. 126 participants, 63 of whom had either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, and 63 who did not, were given a structured clinical interview based on the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for eating disorders and the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) for gender identity....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 375 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Bulimia Nervosa [also known as Bulimia] is a very serious and dangerous eating disorder. The disorder can be describe as bingeing and then followed by purging or a person who eats a large amount of food in short periods of time and then vomits after eating to prevent on gaining the weight cause by the food. There is different ways of going about ways to prevent the weight gain, making oneself throw up, taking pills, or laxatives which will increase how fast the food will move through your body, exercising excessively, eating a little amount or not at all, or taking other pills to pass urine This disorder is mostly between the ages of 15 and 35, even if they have no specific food...   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 1667 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Bulimia Nervosa I sat there staring in the mirror filled with disgust at the figure on the other end. I thought “ another day, another day living and thinking of nothing else but the way that I look naked, the way I look with clothes on, and the way other people look at me.” I was 17 years old when I began to have the premature symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa. I was a cheerleader for a national competition squad, and was worried about being able to tumble to my full potential because of the extra weight that I was carrying....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 1873 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Bulimia Nervosa June Engel (1993), found that today’s society’s idealization of thinness is producing an alarming increase in eating disorders especially among young women. The never-ending efforts to lose weight and conform to the media image of an “ideal” shape are leading more and more young people to diet at the cost of health. Weight – preoccupation is now widespread in our society, affecting the people of all ages, classes, occupations and ethnic backgrounds. June, Engel (1993) reported that once considered just a subclass of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa is now recognized as its own disease, occurring mainly in women aged 16 to 25, especially among high school students....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 690 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Bulimia nervosa is defined as two or more episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of a large amount of food, up to 5,000 calories) every week for at least three months. The binges are sometimes followed by vomiting or purging and may alternate with compulsive exercise and fasting. The symptoms can develop at any age from early adolescence to 40, but usually become clinically serious in late adolescence. Bulimia is not as dangerous to health as anorexia, but it has many unpleasant physical effects, including fatigue, weakness, constipation, fluid retention, swollen salivary glands, erosion of dental enamel, sore throat from vomiting, and scars on the hand from inducing vomiting....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 976 words
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Biological Causes of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa - Biological Causes of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa affect millions of people each year in the United States (1). Popular thought holds that these disorders are caused by women trying to fulfill a culturally imposed ideal body image which stresses thinness. As anorexia and bulimia have proven difficult to treat solely with a psychological-based treatment plan it is likely that there are many factors contributing to these disorders. Research has shown, however, that there is a significant biological component which leads to a manifestation of these disorders (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - Why does food become a deadly enemy for some people. Well, society continues to send the message to young women and even to a small number young men (more and more men are becoming victims of eating disorders these days) that to be happy and successful one must be thin, which causes them to starv and/or binge and purge themselves in an attempt to gain what the media considers an ideal figure. The media is full of "toothpick" thin models, in which women desire to be like. Women often need to be in the feel of being in control, it is an ongoing battle they encounter with perfection....   [tags: Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 1270 words
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Anorexia and Bulimia - A Growing Epidemic - Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In their minds they are beyond doubt obese....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 1082 words
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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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Anorexia and Bulimia - A variation of Anorexia, Bulimia ranges from excessive food intake, to an out of control compulsive cycle of binge eating where extraordinary amounts of any available food, usually of high carbohydrate content, may be consumed. Once having gorged, the victims are overcome with the urge to rd themselves of what they hate eaten by purging themselves, usually by vomiting, and sometimes by massive doses of laxatives. Between these obsessive bouts, most are able to accept some nutrition. Whereas the anorexic sufferer fears fatness from anticipated loss of eating control, and unlike the anorexic sufferer the typical bulimic individual is not emaciated, but usually maintains a normal body weight a...   [tags: Causes of Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia] 1078 words
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Bulimia in Teenage Girls - Bulimia in Teenage Girls Americans place a great deal of importance on being thin. All of the models, television personalities, and athletes are extremely thin. Trendy clothing styles are all made to flatter the thin figure. These constant reminders say to the American youth that in order to be successful, you must be thin. As a result, 1 in 10 teenage girls struggle with an eating disorder. Bulimia, one type of eating disorder, which is harmful to your physical and mental health, is becoming very popular with today’s young women....   [tags: Causes of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa] 518 words
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Social Media to Blame for Eating Disorders - It is estimated that about 8 to 10 million Americans have an eating disorder. Of these people, one fifth of girls ages 6 to 11 have been exposed to websites containing harmful content that may have led them to develop an eating disorder. Another study showed that one third of people who have suffered from anorexia or bulimia nervosa have been affected by a brain abnormality. What is the sole reason for these diseases. Were they influenced by the media, or by something that’s lurking within your brain....   [tags: websites, anorexia, bulimia nervosa] 575 words
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The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders - The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders The first time 10-year old Mary becomes self conscious about her weight is when she sees her mother looking at a magazine with a cover of a thin woman in a bikini with the bold print declaring, “Is She Fat or Pregnant?” Children are surrounded with the media filling their heads that being thin or muscular is the only way they can be beautiful, resulting in eating disorders. Their bodies have to be society's perfection in order to be accepted and to do so they take dangerous actions....   [tags: pageants, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy And Exposure With Response Prevention In The Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa - Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy And Exposure With Response Prevention In The Treatment Of Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder with psychological, physiological, developmental, and cultural components. The disorder is commonly characterized by binge eating followed by inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, excessive exercise, fasting, and the misuse of diuretics, laxatives or enemas. Patients properly diagnosed with bulimia nervosa endure many psychological and physiological problems....   [tags: Eating Disorder Weight Health Essays]
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Reducing Symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Through Drug Treatment - Reducing Symptoms in Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder Through Drug Treatment Bulimia nervosa is a chronic psychiatric disorder that haunts the lives of many young women. The disorder is characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by some sort of purging. The purging usually involves self-induced vomiting and can cause great damage to the body. Persons diagnosed with bulimia nervosa have a loss of control over these behaviors. Affecting the lives of 3-5% of young women, bulimia is a problem that is spinning out of control and nothing seems to be able to stop it....   [tags: Biology Health Essays]
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The Effectiveness of Natural and Non-medicinal Treatments for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Obesity - Introduction: Picture a boy. Top of his class with above a 4.0 GPA, member of three sport teams, holds an officer position in nearly every organization in his high school, thriving with confidence, and smiles all around. He’s a “perfect” example of a well-rounded student. Yet on the inside, he’s beginning to waste away. His body is becoming weak, his mind is becoming slower, and his demeanor is in a drastic downfall. He’s no longer able to keep up with his race times in cross-country. He’s passing out during track practice and vomiting during volleyball....   [tags: Health, Medical Treatment]
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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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Different Types of Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that stems from a fear of becoming fat. The result of this is self-starvation and major weight loss. Because of the eating disorders, people who have them can develop hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening (“Society,” 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that originates psychologicaly and can have bad physical consequences. While anorexics starve themselves, bulimics binge on food and then purge by self-induced vomiting....   [tags: diet pills, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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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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Symptoms of Eating disorders - Everyone has seen the modern day models, they’re everywhere; in magazines, on billboards, and in commercials. They even have a T.V. shows dedicated to them (America’s next top model, for example). These models are all skinny and seemingly perfect in every way. They are idolized and what most girls (and many boys as well) want is to be just like them, to be skinny, have the perfect body weight, and the perfect body figure. Some people end up taking it to the extreme though, and get sick. They become obsessed with how they look to the point where it’s unhealthy, and possibly even deadly, and develop what we call eating disorders, or ED for short....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa]
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The Everything Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders by Angie Best-Boss - Eating disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in our modern day society. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Though there are more eating disorders they usually tend to be a subtype or characteristic of these three disorders. Though diet fads and getting healthy are gaining more popularity it is still hard to define and detect an eating disorder. Eating disorders such as, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating are typically caused by low self-esteem and the pressure of being accepted by peers and can lead to serious medical consequences....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating]
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Anorexia and Bulimia - ANOREXIA Anorexia or other wise know as Anorexia Nervosa, is a condition characterized by fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image or in other words, someone who thinks that they are fat when they are probably already too thin. Such a distorted image can lead to an excessive weight loss from stopping food intake and or excessive exercise. Anorexia nervosa is not associated with any preexisting physical illness. It is found in teens and young adults, but especially young women....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 362 words
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Identifying and Solving Bulimia - “In Fiji, before television came about in 1995, the island had no reported cases of eating disorders. Within three years of obtaining American and British television programming, more than two-thirds of the Fijian girls developed eating disorders and three quarters of the girls felt fat” (Hall 1-2). Now, eating disorders are becoming more and more common as the years go by. Bulimia has been around for thirty years and people are still not very familiar with the harm it can do physically and emotionally....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders] 2580 words
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Eating and Addiction: Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. At first, the symptoms do not seem serious. Sufferers will grow a downy layer of hair all over their bodies to compensate for having virtually no body fat. Blackouts become common. Long hair that had been coveted comes out in the shower (Arnold). And yet when the victim looks in the mirror, they see themselves as they looked before they were stricken with the disease. While anorexia nervosa is often equated with a pathological fear of losing control and hence gaining weight, no one is really certain exactly how it works....   [tags: mental illness, eating disorders]
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An Overview of Anorexia Nervosa - Out of all mental illnesses found throughout the world, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. Anorexia nervosa is one of the more common eating disorders found in society, along with bulimia nervosa. Despite having many definitions, anorexia nervosa is simply defined as the refusal to maintain a normal body weight (Michel, 2003). Anorexia nervosa is derived from two Latin words meaning “nervous inability to eat” (Frey, 2002). Although anorexics, those suffering from anorexia, have this “nervous inability to eat,” it does not mean that they do not have an appetite—anorexics literally starve themselves....   [tags: Mental Health, Body, Weight]
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Understanding Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, with more than 10% of those that suffer from it will die. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is categorized by severe food restriction, excessive exercise and body dysmorphia, which leads those that suffer from it to believe that they are overweight. Anorexia nervosa is commonly misunderstood by the general public. Research has disproved many of the previous thoughts about anorexia nervosa. According to the scientific research anorexia nervosa has a genetic factor, is not just a disorder of teenage girls, and that recovery is not simply gaining weight....   [tags: Psychiatry, Psychology, Disorder]
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Anorexia Nervosa - Introduction Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disorder in which a person has an abnormal eating behavior, to be able to lose weight. The word anorexia nervosa was first used in 1873, by one of Queen Victoria’s physicians known as Sir William Gull. There are two types of anorexia which are the restricting type and the binge-purge type. According to the medical term, this disorder is said to be lack of appetite (Kaye, 2009, p.450). A person who is suffering from anorexia has a fear of gaining weight....   [tags: sir william gull, eating disorder, psychology]
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