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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia - ... A person may be able to notice someone with anorexia if they recognize the symptoms which include; refusing to maintain at a normal level or when weight is 15 percent or more below the healthy minimum. When a person shows an extreme fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, if he or she has disturbed ideas about his or her weight or body shape, or denies that his or her weight loss is a serious problem(Karen Balkin, page 11). Or they can have the obvious symptoms like dieting, fasting, and compulsive exercise....   [tags: comparisons, eating disorders] 1604 words
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - The author of this article, Dr. Austin, is with the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health of Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. She is an award-winning researcher, and her primary research addresses social and environmental influences on physical activity, nutritional patterns, and eating disorders in school and community settings. This journal article was written to inform the reader of the need for a public health approach to eating disorders prevention....   [tags: health, eating disorders]
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Students With Eating Disorders - Introduction Right now there are students on every college campus slowly killing themselves. Every day they are getting closer and closer to death. Most have become experts at keeping their condition hidden and walk around looking just as any other higher education student. Some show no signs or clues of this slow death. Many of these dying students are active on campus and have 4.0 GPAs, others dart around campus going unseen, but both are inflicting painful self-induced deaths. This may sound extremely dramatic, but that is exactly what eating disorders are, for these students and for anyone who has an eating disorder death is one of the most undeniable and likely outcomes....   [tags: college students, eating disorders, anorexia]
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Gaining: The Truth about Life after Eating Disorders - In the last 50 years, eating disorders have become more and more prevalent in the United States. Society is starting to realize that they do not just affect teenage women, but men and children as well (Caralat, Camargo & Herzog, 1997; Lask, 2000). Solitaire is a novel originally published by Aimee Liu was she 25 years old. It was considered America's first memoir of anorexia, with Liu describing her battle with anorexia as a teenager in the sixties. Gaining is the sequel to this groundbreaking novel, following Liu as she talks with her fellow (former) eating disorder sufferers....   [tags: Eating Disorders]
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Eating Disorders - An eating disorder is a serious health condition involving extremely unhealthy dietary habits. There are a number of accepted eating disorder treatments that depend on the symptoms and severity of the illness. The most effective treatments involve both psychological as well as physical issues with the ultimate goal being a healthy dietary lifestyle. The team approach to treatment involves professionals with experience in eating disorders that usually includes a medical provider, mental health workers, registered dieticians and case managers....   [tags: Eating Disorders, ] 408 words
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The Contribution of Social, Cultural, and Family Environment to the Development of Eating Disorders - Analyse the extent to which the social, cultural and family environment may contribute to the development of eating disorders. Eating disorders have been found through centuries of doctors records. Some as far back as the seventeenth century through Morton (1694) descriptions of the symptoms of eating disorders during this period in time. Despite this eating disorders were only formally known as a disorder until 1980 when it was published in the DSM and more recent editions have shown that there are two different forms of eating disorders which are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: eating disorders, anorexia nervosa]
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The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression - The Assistance of Eating Disorders by Depression As a fragile young girl entered the hospital, several people stop to stare at her fragile body. As the physicians examine her, they begin to realize she hasn’t eaten in days. Several physicians begin to ask her questions concerning her eating behaviors. All she her behavior during the exam they noticed how depressed the girl seemed to be. When the exam was over the girl was immediately admitted to the psychiatric unit of the hospital, for treatment on Anorexia....   [tags: Depression Psychiatry Eating Disorders Essays] 959 words
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Eating Disorders: Just Dying to be Perfect - As the "ideal" women’s body has become progressively thinner over the past decades, the eating disorder anorexia has become progressively more prevalent. Anorexia is a disease in which a person eats nothing beyond minimal amounts of food so that her body weight drops dangerously. It is no wonder with all of the cultural messages of thinness being aimed at women, that 90-95% of anorexics are female, 25.7% of all female ballet dancers are anorexic, and that the percentages are similarly high for female models and athletes (Malson, 1998)....   [tags: Eating Disorders Essays]
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Eating Disorders in Gymnasts - Eating Disorders in Gymnasts At a gymnastics meet in Budapest, a U.S. judge commented that gymnast Christy Henrich would have to lose weight if she wanted to make the Olympic team. On July 26, 1994, Christy Henrich died of multiple organ failure. She had lost a long battle with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that involves extreme weight loss, restricted food intake, and an intense fear of becoming fat. The American Psychiatric Association outlines four diagnostic criteria for anorexia....   [tags: Eating Disorders Gymnastics Sports Essays] 1990 words
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Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts - Eating Disorders, Body Image and Cultural Contexts Although a great deal of early research on body image and eating disorders focused on upper/middle class Caucasians living in America or under the influence of Western ideals, many researchers are realizing that eating disorders are not isolated to this particular group. They are also realizing the differences in body image between occur in different races and genders (Pate, Pumariega, Hester 1992). Recently, several studies have shown that eating disorders transcend these specific guidelines, and increasingly, researchers are looking at male/female differences, cross-cultural variation and variation within cultures as well....   [tags: Eating Disorders Cultural Essays]
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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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An Inside Look at Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders “Food - too much of it, we suffer, and to lack of it, we will suffer.” Because of it, humans have lost their sanity and it’s the main cause of most health issues, which is eating disorder. Eating disorders are common in America today, and combined in all their various forms it is a very serious health problem that is growing into even larger problems. Because the media perpetuates a thin ideal, body dissatisfaction has escalated and eating disorders have steadily increased in both genders due to an excessive preoccupation with appearance....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, binge eating]
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Eating Disorders: Unhealthy Eating Habits - Worldwide more than one billion people are overweight and more than eight-million people suffer from eating disorders (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1; Smith 9). Most people aren’t extremely fit. Everyone has some problem with food, to an extent. For most people the problems are under control, but this is not the case for everyone. Unhealthy relationships with food can have serious consequences. Unhealthy eating habits can contribute to these consequences. One common unhealthy mannerism that many people don’t realize they have is the tendency to eat emotionally....   [tags: emotional eating, junk food, chips]
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Eating Disorders and Social Trends - Have you ever heard about eating disorder. eating disorder means that conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_disorder). Nowadays, eating disorder more and more serious. Many people suffered from this. Even few people died because of this. Then, why did this disease break born. Eating disorder's causing can explained to social trend and problems of the individual....   [tags: abnormal eating habits] 609 words
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Different Types of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are not only detrimental to someone’s physical health, but it affects the person’s psychological well-being. Individuals with these mental illnesses go to extremes when dealing with their weight or food intake. Although it is mostly common in women, men also struggle with an eating disorder, whether its anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by extreme thinness, which is mostly accomplished by an individual through self-starvation....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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Attachment Styles and Eating Disorders - Attachment Styles and Eating Disorders There have been many studies over the years regarding attachment styles and eating disorders. This is due to the incidence of eating disorders increasing in numbers among young women in industrialized countries. This rise has been seen in the last three decades. Eating disorders are prevalent among young women but also include some young men as well. The studies used for this review pertained to women only. Researchers have demonstrated the correlation between anorexia nervosa and bulimia in regards to attachment styles in many instances....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Linking Eating Disorders With Genetics - While Bulimia is known by many names, the term “bulimia” did not enter the English language until the 1970s, “perhaps representing lingering uncertainty about its essence” (Gordon, 2000). Bulimia, as we know it, is a modern disease, however, there is some evidence of binging and purging in ancient times; for example, in ancient Egypt, “physicians would recommend periodical purgation as a health practice” (Gordon, 2000). There has also been documentation of wealthy families in the middle ages vomiting during meals in order to continue eating large amounts of food....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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Taking a Look at Eating Disorders - ... Etiology:  Anorexia nervosa is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and social factors,which have devastating physical and mental consequences.  Twin studies suggest there is a 50-80% genetic contribution, which, when combined with a high-risk environment, predisposes to the development of anorexia nervosa. This places anorexia nervosa with a similar heritability estimate to that of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  A psychological profile often demonstrates premorbid anxiety disorders as well as more severe affective disorders such as major depression and dysthymic disorder....   [tags: abnormal eating habits, distorted self image] 1724 words
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The Factors of Eating Disorders - In modern culture, women and men are becoming less satisfied with their body shape. According to a report that was done by the Federal Trade Commission, seventy percent of Americans are either trying not to maintain their weight or are trying to lose weight (Kittleson 75). To compensate for being over weight, an individual will develop an eating disorder. According to Mark Kittleson, eating disorders are when an individual eats way too much or way too little (1). There are three different types of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating....   [tags: Body Image, Health Risks, Eating Habits]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia - Eating disorders can affect 10 million women and 1 million men in the U.S. (Stephen A. Lenz, 3). The U.S. is a wealthy country, and eating disorders are more common in wealthy countries (Meghan Rosen, 2). The most common eating disorder is Anorexia. The second most popular one is Bulimia. Many people are affected by these diseases every day. The people with these disorders live in a nightmare every day. The people most affected by these disorders are between 15 and 19 (Meghan Rosen, 2), and most teenagers keep it to themselves....   [tags: wealthy countries, mental disorders]
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Taking a Look at Eating Disorders - ... Commonly, people with anorexia are fixated on their body appearance and are in constant denial that they are thing and continue to feel overweight regardless of being underweight. Lastly, anorexia had many risks emotionally, mentally, and physically. Mentally and emotionally one will constantly talk themselves down due to low self as well as have difficulty expressing feelings. Physically, with anorexia, because you restrict your body from its naturally needed things that the different food groups offer, it cannot function correctly....   [tags: body image, psychological, emotional disorders]
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Eating Disorders in America - There are many things that people think of when the words eating disorders are said. Many people do not know what an eating disorder actually is and what actually happenes when you have an eating disorder or how to detect a eating disorder. There are many types of eating disorders but they all have one thing in common, phsycological disorders. The main types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, and Bindge eating but are not limited to these. The main focus in theses eating disorders are food....   [tags: confidence, anorexia, bulimia, bindge eating]
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Symptoms of Eating disorders - Everyone has seen the modern day models, they’re everywhere; in magazines, on billboards, and in commercials. They even have a T.V. shows dedicated to them (America’s next top model, for example). These models are all skinny and seemingly perfect in every way. They are idolized and what most girls (and many boys as well) want is to be just like them, to be skinny, have the perfect body weight, and the perfect body figure. Some people end up taking it to the extreme though, and get sick. They become obsessed with how they look to the point where it’s unhealthy, and possibly even deadly, and develop what we call eating disorders, or ED for short....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa]
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Obesity and Eating Disorders: The Two Extreme Eating Behaviors - On the eating spectrum, there seems to be two opposite extremes, obesity and eating disorders. Most people would categorize their eating behavior as normal or between these two extremes. However, these two conditions are still prevalent in society today. Although rare, eating disorders and obesity have a long history of origin. These conditions, while requiring attention and response, created other concepts and theories. Restraint theory is one that stemmed from curious minds of different eating behavior....   [tags: obesity, eating disorder, restraint theory] 2545 words
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Eating Disorders and Image in Girl, Interrupted - Fact and Fiction paper #2 Psychopathology Every single day women are faced with the questions of whether they are pretty enough, skinny enough, whether men are attracted to them, whether they can be loved or not, and whether people think they are beautiful. Images of “beautiful” females are plastered all over the media, commercials, Internet, movies, TV shows, ad campaigns, etc. In today’s society the “perfect female proportions” are nearly impossible for one to healthily obtain, but this does not stop women of all ages to going through impossible measures in order to be one step closer to what they consider “perfection.” For many girls all ages, shapes, sizes, around the world, eating dis...   [tags: Diseases, Disorders]
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Eating Disorders - Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see. Most of us have come to appreciate ourselves for who we are. While other’s struggle to achieve the perfect body. They strive to be what is depicted in fashion magazines and movies. The never ending obsession to be the perfect size zero. This inevitably can lead to eating disorders. Eating disorders can cause someone to have an unhealthy image of themselves and food is the enemy. In a national survey at the Mclean Hospital in Massachusetts it was estimated that over 9 million people suffer with eating disorders....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Bulimia]
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The Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders People are constantly affected by the social media and peers, causing them to develop an ideal body image. They will strive to achieve this body despite the devastating consequences of developing an eating disorder. The social, mental, and physical effects of an eating disorder may remain with the person for the remainder of their life, posing as an unending obstacle. An eating disorder is “an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating” ("Eating Disorders")....   [tags: social media, peers, body image]
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The Eating Disorders - What was once classified as a physical medical condition is now diagnosed as a psychological mental disorder. Eating disorders distort the perception of the human body causing the person to obsess with the idea of losing weight and body image. This not only causes serious physical harm, but mental and emotional harm as well. Many teenage girls develop eating disorders due to their idea of skinny being the equivalent to beauty and being strong. The novel, Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, demonstrates the life and struggle of a girl dealing from the conditions of an eating disorder....   [tags: physical medical condition, psychological]
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Eating Disorders - Introduction When you think of the words “eating disorders”, you automatically picture someone who is thin. This is partly true because people who suffer from anorexia or bulimia are relatively thin, but what you did not know is that there is also an eating disorder that affects mostly those who are obese and it is called binge eating. Eating disorders are any of several psychological disorders characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior (Merriam Webster, 2014), the best-known eating disorders are bulimia nervosa, binge eating and anorexia nervosa (Yancey, 1999)....   [tags: Binge, disorders, bulimia]
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Eating Disorders - Introduction Eating disorders are psychological problems marked by an obsession with food and weight. There are four general categories of eating disorders these are; Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating and Bulimia nervosa. However this disorder affects individuals of various age groups; it has become more popular among teenagers these days. For the purpose of this research plan the writer will focus on age group of ages 15 to 19 because teenagers most vulnerable to eating disorders fall into this age group....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating] 1014 words
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The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders - The Cause and Effects of Eating Disorders The first time 10-year old Mary becomes self conscious about her weight is when she sees her mother looking at a magazine with a cover of a thin woman in a bikini with the bold print declaring, “Is She Fat or Pregnant?” Children are surrounded with the media filling their heads that being thin or muscular is the only way they can be beautiful, resulting in eating disorders. Their bodies have to be society's perfection in order to be accepted and to do so they take dangerous actions....   [tags: pageants, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Eating Disorders and The Hungry Games - There was a young boy that loved how he looked. When he entered high school that changed. He got picked on at school because he was big, so he decided to stop eating. This made the boy really sick. Eventually, he had to go to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with an eating disorder. There are many reasons why eating disorders are bad; a lot of people are affected, and there are a lot of illnesses caused by eating disorders, but some people don’t think it is a big deal. There are two major disorders, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa....   [tags: anorexia, bulemia, teenagers]
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Influence of the Media on Eating Disorders - The media can impact people’s lives in many ways, whether it’s fashion, movies, literature, or hobbies. One of the impacts is how women view their bodies. Movie stars and models feel pressured to catch attention and to look good in order to have a good career in their respective field. People tend to judge how someone looks based on their body composition. The result of this “judgment” is that Hollywood is getting skinny. Since models and actresses serve as role models for people, people tend to want to look like them....   [tags: Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, 2015] 2668 words
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Eating Disorders: The Skinny on Skinny - ... These blogs create a constant cycle within their makers and viewers, becoming more toxic with each view or post. “Thinspiration” is often posted onto such blogs. Thinspiration being photos of abnormally skinny women or men as a way to inspire oneself to become thinner. Pro-eating disorder websites are a toxic start and result of eating disorders. The major role that pro-eating disorder websites play is introducing new ideals that their viewers will never be able to live up to. Pictures of tall girls with lean legs and captions that promote not eating is a pro-Ana website staple....   [tags: media, personality, ribcage]
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The Effects of Eating Disorders in Sports - As athletes cross over from a recreational to an elite level in their designated sport pressure rises. It is no longer about doing your best, it is about being the best. The pressure to win increases drastically. Some athletes becoming willing to do what ever it takes to win. Even if it means risking their own health. Thus, eating disorders in elite athletics become prevalent. Studies have shown that a higher number of athletes compared to non-athletes have been diagnosed with eating disorders....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, athletes, weight loss]
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Eating Disorders are an Unhealthy Obsession - ... Young women in this stage also experiences increases in body weight and height, as well as the initiation of menarche adding to the challenges in this period of development (Wade et al., 2011). The rapid growth and change in this period become all to overwhelming for some teenagers that some turn to food to gain some sense of control (Lafrance, Boachie, Lafrance, 2013; Stein et al., 2011). Poor acceptance of self also leads to the development of eating disorders and many adolescent girls compare themselves to society’s ideal bodies, and when they don’t measure up, they become highly susceptible to poor eating behaviors (Giles & Hass, 2008)....   [tags: self-esteem, anorexia, bulemia] 1550 words
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Taking a Look at Eating Disorders - ... An individual’s attitude toward exercising could be a sign of the underlying eating disorder like anorexia nervosa (AN) or bulimia nervosa (BN). According to Holland, Brown, & Keel (2014), a clear understanding of people’s attitudes toward exercising could be one of the best means to detect problems of eating disorders. The authors’ literature review brought out some of the attributes of harmful exercises that could indicate disordered eating patterns which include frequency and intensity of exercise, being conscious of body shape, compulsive urges, and compensatory aims to curtail possible weight gain (Holland, Brown, & Keel, 2014)....   [tags: unrealistic body image, exercise habits] 554 words
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The Three Types of Eating Disorders - ... People with this disorder have a mentality that is controlled by the social media and their self-obsession for a perfect body. Bulimia on the other hand, has people developing the non-stop feeling to keep eating a lot of food all at once. People who suffer from Bulimia tend to keep the average weight of their body, but use a bad concept for keeping their weight at the same level. The large amounts of exercise and vomiting can be the main factors that helps keep the persons weight at a steady number, which can causes the disorder to be unnoticed....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge, dieting, media]
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Eating Disorders are a Mental Illness -             Eating disorders are mental illnesses that involve an obsession with food, extremely unhealthy eating behaviors and a distorted body image. They are complicated, serious disorders. The group that eating disorders affects the most are typically girls through the ages of sixteen and twenty years old. Although teenage eating disorders are typically believed to be caused by depression or genetic factors, social media has worsened the problem by the huge increase in peer pressure girls endure due to the widespread use of sites such as Twitter and Instagram....   [tags: Body Image, Obsession, Food, Unhealthy]
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History and Type of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders have affected people in the past and continue to do so at this point in time. They have a long history of being one of the deadliest mental illness and everyone is at risk of getting the eating disorder. Throughout history many people have been affected by eating disorders. In ancient Greece and ancient Rome people would starve themselves because they believed that food was causing disease. They would also vomit, so that later they can eat even more, the people would throw up in vomitoriums....   [tags: mental illness, anorexia, bullimia]
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Eating Disorders in the Untied States - Eating Disorders are on a rapid rise in the United States today, they sweep the halls of Junior High School, High Schools, College Campuses and even Elementary Schools. These disorders are often referred to by professionals as the “Deadly Diet,” however you may know them as Anorexia or Bulimia. Eating disorder effect more than 20% of young females and males in today’s society. Ranging in age from thirteen to forty. It is very rare for a child of a young age to not know someone who is suffering from an eating disorder or symptoms that are associated with one....   [tags: youth, junior highs, high schools, society]
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Anorexia Nervosa: Two Types of Eating Disorders - ... Nine out of ten of the patients with Anorexia are girls. Most people develop Anorexia a few years after puberty, or when growing into young adults. However, having Anorexia might be related to something in your genes. Studies show that most people who have family members which have Anorexia are likely to have it themselves. Even though Anorexia can be treated, the later the sickness is treated, the harder it is to recover. 40% of patients will develop Bulimia Nervosa later during their lifetime....   [tags: fat, skinny, eating, disorder, worth] 572 words
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Eating Disorders in Youth and Adults - In both youth and adults, eating disorders is a major and decisive factor in the developmental phase of a healthy life. Therefore, a popular area of research among the medical field are the factors that contribute to the motivation to eat, have a food preference and engage in food “pleasure”. It was more commonly known that scientists had directed the need and wanting to feed to our internal homeostatic system. This meant that food consumption depended on energy balance and maintenance. However, it was established by ongoing research that the regulation of feeding behaviour and the established homeostasis systems are integrated....   [tags: Health, Life, Development, Diet, Nutrition]
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Types and Treatments of Eating Disorders - ... The warning signs include unusual swelling around the jaw, discoloration of the teeth, and frequent trips to a bathroom after every meal. The binge and purge cycles can damage the digestive system. And the purging behaviors can cause chemical imbalances in the body that affect major organs like the heart. Unlike anorexia, people that have bulimia can fall within the normal range for their weight and age so it can be difficult to detect. There is no single known cause to bulimia but culture, families, traumatic events, and biology could play a part in developing it....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, inpatient ] 921 words
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The Mask of Horror: Eating Disorders - In this Golden age of humanity with technology at the fingertips of mankind and world wide global awareness, it's hard to imagine from the comfort of well lit homes, a large population of the human race lives without fresh water and a nourishing daily meal. In the United States of America it has been said of an over abundance of food, though many of the citizens are forced to consume highly processed ready made meals in order to survive due to poverty. These meals are high in fat, sodium and of course, calorie, leaving the consumer with extra weight....   [tags: Bulemia and Anorexia nervosa] 925 words
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How Society Affects the Development of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders have become one of the most problematic issues in the world today. It is very common to hear that women are considered as the type of group who has the higher rate of eating disorders. Although that statement is true, many men also suffered from eating disorder as well. The development of eating disorders usually begins in the period of adolescents and continue until the period of adulthood. However, this does not limit to the fact that it may happen in an earlier period and continue until the latter period....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia, binge eating]
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The Development of Eating Disorders - ... However, illnesses resembling common eating disorders did not appear until the middle ages. Before today’s most common eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, anorexia mirabilis was the name for a random lack of appetite common in women. In 1770, bulimia got its name and was treated as a separate medical condition. Jordao 2 In the late 1800’s, doctors in England and France began to describe these eating disorders more like they are known today. Doctors in England treated their patients by force feeding them, teaching them morality, and by giving them a change of scene....   [tags: purging, anorexia, bulimia] 630 words
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The Development of Eating Disorders - “In the United States, as many as 10 million females and 1 million males are fighting a life and death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, more than those suffering with HIV/AIDS” (Costin 23). A growing number of teenagers are unhappy with their bodies so they turn to eating disorders. Eating disorders involve dramatic changes in eating habits and are very serious and potentially fatal. The results of eating disorders affect biological, psychological, and even cultural factors....   [tags: anorexia, bulimia] 1669 words
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Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth - Diagnosing Eating Disorders in Youth Eating disorders are commonly associated with adolescent girls and youth from all paths of live. This psychiatric problem is identified as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Eating disorders are highly associated with serious medical conditions and life altering consequences. These conditions consist of hospitalization, suicide attempts, and mortality. Eating disorders may also increase other health risk factors such as obesity, substance abuse, anxiety disorder, depression disorder, and other health problems....   [tags: Types, Complications, Criteria] 956 words
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Research Information on Eating Disorders - California obsession with thinness is causing a serious public health problem. The following literature, phone interview and film research was gathered as a preclude to a pending grant for an outreach eating program in Orange County for young girls. It contains: The nature and severity of the problem, including barriers to treatment. Factors that contribute to the problem. The impact of the problem and lack of services. Promising new approaches to treat the problem. Nature of the Problem and the Extent of Difficulties in Access to Services: According to UC San Diego’s Eating Disorder Research Center, the prevalence of eating disorders is much higher in Southern California than surrounding...   [tags: orange county, bulimia, anorexia]
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The Prevelence of Eating Disorders - ... A study conducted by Fallon and Rozin in 1985 aimed at finding sex differences in perceptions of desirable body shape. Using a set of 9 figure drawings arranged from very thin to very broad, 248 male and 227 female undergraduates were asked to indicate: (1) the figure believed to resemble their own, (2) the figure they found to be most ideal, (3) the figure that they felt would be most attractive to the opposite sex, and (4) the figure of the opposite sex to which they would be most attracted to....   [tags: psychology, cognitive, body image] 2826 words
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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 in College Athletes - Eating Disorders in College Athletes Every year thousands of students are recruited to be student athletes at colleges and every year approximately 8 million individuals suffer from eating disorders. According to Psychology Applied to Modern Life, eating disorders are defined as “severe disturbances in eating behavior characterized by preoccupation with weight and unhealthy efforts to control weight (Weiten, Dunn, Hammer, 2011, p. 470).” Eating disorders can include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder....   [tags: Bulimia, Anorexia, Pressure, Stress]
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Eating Disorders, The Silent Killer - Eating disorders are one of society’s most debilitating physical and psychological problems faced today. In the 1950s Marilyn Monroe was society’s role model, but would now be considered a plus-sized model and somewhat unattractive in society’s eyes (Steinem 5). Now in 2013, Demi Lovato, a pop singer, plays a huge role as a role model for young people, but has recently told the media that she suffers from anorexia nervosa and embraces it, ultimately showing adolescents that eating disorders are socially acceptable and even often encouraged (Cotliar 80)....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, role models]
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Mapping the Issue: Eating Disorders - ... “Exploring the Role Society and the Media Play in the Development of an Eating Disorder and the Media Influence on Eating Disorders,” argues that even though the media does contribute to the size discrimination and dieting, it does not cause everyone to develop anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating. Morris and Katzman also stated in their article that super models in popular magazines have gotten slimmer and slimmer, but “Exploring . . .” goes further on to claim that the average women model weighs up to 25% less than the average woman while maintaining 15 to 20 percent below what is considered healthy....   [tags: media influence, can't be too thin]
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The Epidemic of Eating Disorders - Three percent of Americans doesn’t seem like that many, but when you look at it with people who have eating disorders it’s shocking. Ever since the thoughts on being thin came around young women couldn’t get enough on the idea. Pulling the horrifying parts of eating disorders out and making them look trendy and glamorous. Something that could’ve been an inspiration to lose weight and be healthy plummeted and made thinness seem like the necessity. The lovely motivation to be healthy turned into a ton of young girls starving themselves and dying just to be skinny (Zoltan)....   [tags: health, anorexia]
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Eating Disorders and Western Culture - ... The whys and wherefores include malnourishment, substance abuse and reckless suicides. Eating disorders can happen to anyone; no matter whether they’re male or female, rich or poor, old or young. According to many researchers, eating disorders are caused by more than just food. There are numerous complex causal factors that could lead to the development of anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa even though no clear root has been specified. These include Psychological factors (low self-esteem; feelings of insufficiency or lack of control in life; depression, anxiety, anger, stress or loneliness), Interpersonal factors (history of physical or sexual abuse; troubled personal relationships; dif...   [tags: abundance of food] 854 words
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The Pressure of Eating Disorders - The Pressure of Eating Disorders With all of the pressures of daily life, some look to eating disorders to help ease the pain. In recent statistics on the webpage for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health states, “It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder- seven million women and one million men.” Among the millions are actors Paula Abdul, Elton John, and Joan Rivers to name a few. (Eating Disorder Statistic 2006).With the disorders becoming a growing problem, physicians look at each case to see how the disorder affects the person individually....   [tags: self perception, psychological problems]
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The Media Causes Eating Disorders - According to the National Eating Disorder Association the media has a major influence on what a woman’s body should look like. Every print and television advertisement suggests that the ideal body is extremely thin. However, most women cannot achieve having a super-thin body that the media favors. The resulting failure leads to negative feelings about one’s self and can begin a downward spiral toward an eating disorder (National Eating Disorders Association). A particularly disturbing fact is that research has demonstrated that children as young as five years of age are experiencing body image related anxiety....   [tags: Media Images, Body Dissatisfaction, 2015]
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The Causes of Eating Disorders - ... The effects of both anorexia and bulimia are dangerous and unhealthy. There are many consequences for anorexics that get “high” from refusing their body’s need to eat. People who suffer from anorexia feel a sense of power by saying “no” to food. Doctors even found out that many anorexics have many character traits in common. According to Silverstein, “Many anorexics look like survivors of a World War II concentration camp” (180). The end result of anorexia nervosa is sometimes tragic. On the other hand, dealing with bulimia, many bulimics derive from anorexics, which about fifty percent exhibit bulimic behavior....   [tags: bulimia, anorexia, body image] 1283 words
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The Resaons for Eating Disorders - ... During binge eating you will eat when you’re not even hungry and continue to eat even after you know you are full. It becomes a habit and you can’t stop. They may also gorge themselves as fast as they can while barely registering what they’re eating or tasting. (Smith, 2014) You’re mind is telling you not to eat, but your body is. Later, this will lead to weight gain and obesity. The body is consuming so much food that its not use to which can make you sick. The symptoms of binge eating disorder usually begin in late adolescence or early adulthood, often after a major diet....   [tags: bullemia, anorexia nervosa, distorted self-image] 1646 words
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The Media Causes Eating Disorders - During your lifetime 250,000 people will die due to an eating disorder. Is this really the type of society we want to be a part of. One which causes people to die needlessly due to media influences which cause the augmentation of a detrimental body image. In the eyes of society emaciated celebrities are the embodiment of perfection. This media ideal of thinness presents society with an unrealistic body image and is projected through the means of television, commercials and magazines, causing women to replicate this ideal....   [tags: argumentative essays] 2161 words
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Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate - ... But the most life-threatening damage is usually the havoc inflicted on the heart. As the body loses muscle mass, it loses heart muscle at a preferential rate making the heart smaller and weaker. Although the heart and the bones often take the brunt of the damage, anorexia is a multisystem disease. Virtually no part of the body escapes its effects. About half of all anorexics have low white-blood-cell counts, and about a third are anemic. Both conditions can lower the immune system's resistance to disease, leaving a person vulnerable to infections (Lee, 2008)....   [tags: dieting, image, race] 604 words
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - Eating disorders have been a serious health issue since anyone can remember. Over the years the percentage of females with eating disorders has risen from 65 percent to 85-95 percent of the population (Anorexia Nervosa fact sheet, 2009). Approximately seven million girls and women struggle with any type of eating disorder. The percentage of males with eating disorders has increased from about 0.2 percent to 5-15 percent of the population (Boodman 2007). Many men and women with eating disorders go misdiagnosed which can seriously injure them later in the future....   [tags: psychiatric disorder, emotional issues] 2141 words
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Eating Disorders and the Media - According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, “the body type portrayed in advertising as the ideals is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females.” (“ANAD”) Body image has been a controversial theme because of the influence of the media. It is a widely known fact that eating disorder cases are on the rise. The concept of body image is a subjective matter. The common phrase, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” holds true meaning in this sense. One’s view and value of their body is self-imposed....   [tags: Anorexia, bulemia, ]
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Eating Disorders and The Media - Eating Disorders: Affects and Prevention by Media Our society today is heavily influenced by the media and the imagery it shows. Though it may be indirect, the media provides unhealthy messages about ideal body sizes, gender attractiveness, and weight control that make women view themselves in a negative way. Magazines, television, and movies influence teenage girls on what they believe their body image should be. The images they show set the standard of what is considered physically attractive in our society....   [tags: prevention, body dissatisfaction, image]
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The Face of Eating Disorders - ... So not only is Barbie’s physical appearance having a negative affect on the younger generations today, but also the material-necessities that she promotes may be having a detrimental affect young children’s thought processes. Barbie has been believed to be the ultimate role model in careers (Spellman 1). Having experience in over 125 different occupations, Barbie has seemingly done it all; from the music spectrum to the doctoral life, Barbie has had a vast array of jobs over the years (Barbie 1)....   [tags: media, body image, girls]
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Eating Disorders: A Life Threatening Mental Illness - ... Anorexia) Anorexics often have a fixation with control, anything they can control they will. Not only will they try to control what they eat they will also try to control their academics. An anorexic becomes academically very competitive and maintains a high grade-point average. They may also join many sports and are often successful at their sport. Although one may be academically and athletically advanced, “he or she may become withdrawn or more shy than they usually are. They become quieter, have fewer opinions and decrease their socialization.” People with anorexia often try to isolate themselves from others including family to hid their eating habits, often hurting ones relationshi...   [tags: bulimia, anorexia nervosa, binge eating]
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Eating Disorders Sweeping America - Looking in the mirror, only to see a fat, disgusting body day after day. In all reality, the person looking in the mirror is most likely skin and bones, no where near fat, if they have an eating disorder, but what they see when they look in the mirror is a distorted imagine. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Eating disorders are a group of serious conditions in which you’re so preoccupied with food and weight that you can often focus on anything else.” Eating disorders have been previously mentioned throughout history, but did not become common until the 1960’s in the United States....   [tags: epidemic, body, anorexia, bulimia, United States]
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Eating Disorders Destroy Lives - ... There was a study done among the females student in a Michigan college. They found that those who had eating disorders also had high levels of anxiety and depression. According to the Princeton University site about eating disorders, “The development of anorexia or bulimia is not simply the result of a desire to be thin, but the manifestation of deeper emotional and psychological problems” (Eating Disorders). Eating disorders aren’t just a desire to lose weight, but deep mental problems that develop into eating problems....   [tags: weight, food, depression]
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Eating Disorders and Adolescents - Eating disorders develop during adolescence and normally peak within girls at the age of 15-16. Disturbed eating behavior are very dominant within the adolescent woman in our society. The number of adolescent woman struggling with such disorders is upwards of 40%. The most common of these disorders are bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating. There are various factors within our society that influence the development of such disorders. Deleterious eating behaviors are all to common in and the prevalence of them are so high that they are becoming less and less of a rarity....   [tags: young girls, anorexia, bulimia] 1267 words
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Eating Disorders during Adolescence - The stage of adolescence contains major changes which can bring stress, confusion, and anxiety. Feelings of self-consciousness, low self esteem and comparison with peers start occurring during this time. Along with the physical changes there is also hormonal and brain changes that affect the adolescent physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. During this time a person can feel tremendous pressure to find their place in the world among a great deal of confusion (“Eating Disorders and Adolescence,” 2013)....   [tags: body image, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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Overview of Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are a mental illness that can affect anyone at any age. Eating disorders cause serious disturbances in a person’s everyday diet. It’s eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. It’s an obsession and food seems to take over your life. An eating disorder can start as just eating too little or too much and it becomes almost like an addiction. In addition to abnormal eating are concerns about body weight or shape. An eating disorder usually begins during teen years but can start earlier or later in laugh....   [tags: Food, Self-Esteem, Mental] 867 words
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Overview of Eating Disorders - A great range of people have keen interest in their body shape. However, it becomes a problem when your effort to have an envious physical appearance becomes an obsession. When this obsession falters, you began to lose control of your life and the people affected turn to one of two paths: excessive eating, or self-starvation. This compulsion of food and a physical appearance is also known as an eating disorder. Eating disorders slowly deteriorate your body, beginning with your brain, leading to the start of mental illnesses....   [tags: mental illnesses, anorexia, bullimia, ]
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What are Eating Disorders? - ... Anorexics usually strive for perfection. They usually have a low self-esteem and sometimes feel that they don’t deserve to eat. Denying the problem occurs most of the time. There are many warning signs for anorexia. Some of the signs are having a noticeable weight loss, more exercise, fatigue, weakness in muscle, headaches, and a different attitude towards others. About one in four teenage girls suffer from symptoms of this eating disorder. The average age for the beginning of this illness is thought to be 16, although the approximate age range is 10 to 40....   [tags: girls, women, body image, society] 1358 words
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Addiction and Eating Disorders - ... The assignment will try to bring in the difference between the addiction and eating disorder. Differences between eating disorder and addiction. Although the addiction model can be realistically applied to explain some aspects of an individual’s eating disorder, this application does come with certain limitations that impact treatment. For example, proponents of the addictions model do not all agree on exactly what an individual with an eating disorder is addicted to. Some say that one is “addicted” to particular foods, such as sweets and other pleasurable items....   [tags: substance dependence] 654 words
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Men and Eating Disorders - Protruding rib cages, frail bones, and thin hair, these symptoms often come to mind for many physicians and therapists alike when they think of someone suffering from an eating disorder. What about overly health conscience, extreme muscle mass, and obsessively exercising. New disorders like Muscle Dysmorphia are being discovered in males that have not been brought to the forefront of news today. The male population is severely under calculated and usually passed over when people cover statistics and findings for eating disorders....   [tags: Muscle Dysphormia, Anorexia Nervosa]
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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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Eating Disorders in Bodybuilding - Eating disorders are problematically hidden in society, but they are even more concealed in the sports world. The athletes participating in some sports have a greater risk of developing eating disorders than those playing other sports due to the emphasis that is placed on muscle development or a thin physique required for optimal performance. Bodybuilding is one of the sports whose participants are at a high risk of developing an eating disorder, as bodybuilders pursue extreme muscular development in addition to maximum body fat reduction....   [tags: underweight, muscular development, athletes]
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Eating Disorders in Sports - Introduction General Background The occurrence of eating disorders are a serious problem worldwide. A major problem with this disease, abnormal eating behaviour that can threaten your health or even your life,(1) is that the mortality prevalence rates are highest among those who are not under professional care: per 100 000 females, 370 die suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and 1500 women with Bulimia die.(2) The worldwide prevalence of eating disorders among athletes, 0-19% for men, and 6-45% for women, is higher than the prevalence within the general population.(3) According to the Trimbos Institute, the presence of an eating disorder at some point in time for Dutch civilians is 0.7%.(4) Howe...   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, bulemia]
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