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The Dangers of Living with an Eating Disorder - The Dangers of Living with an Eating Disorder Imagine waking up every morning, struggling to get out of bed. The room spins. Stumbling over to the mirror, you study and criticize every last inch of your body as the words “fat, ugly, worthless” echo in your head. You then stagger to the bathroom, using the wall to hold you up. You don’t remember the last time you ate a “normal” meal. Stepping on the scale will determine your mood for the day. If it has decreased since yesterday, you have succeeded; if it has stayed the same, or worse, gone up, those voices inside your head become stronger, telling you how useless you are....   [tags: Health Eating Disorders Essays] 1405 words
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Parents Suffering with an Eating Disorder - Government intervention is a slippery slope, especially when you are talking about taking a mother or father away from their children. In most cases, family means the world to a parent and to break that up would be the end of them. Although eating disorders are extremely dangerous and can develop at any age, parents shouldn’t be taken away from their home and family due to this. If the eating disorder has exponentially grown so it’s affecting the child in an intense and immediate manner, parents should stay at home and battle this together....   [tags: Mental Health ]
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Eating Disorder in Adolescence - Eating disorders are abnormal mind-sets towards foodstuffs, which affects one’s psychological, social, and physical aspects. It may involve overeating or deliberate and excessive reduction of one’s food portions for personal reasons. These unhealthy choices and behavior may have severe consequences. According to recent surveys conducted regarding this subject matter, teenagers form the largest portion of individuals with eating disorders. While some of these adolescents may adopt these abnormal eating habits due to extreme discomfort about their body shape or weight, others use food to comfort themselves in terms of harsh conditions in their social or academic lives....   [tags: health, disorders, treatment]
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I Have an Eating Disorder - I suffer from anorexia nervosa. I am one of 24 million people in the United States that suffers from an eating disorder and I am only one in ten of those people that has received treatment for my lifestyle (Noordenbox, et al). Multiple doctors, therapists, social workers, and treatment facilities have put forth their time and effort to try and put me and others like me on a path towards recovery. Every educated mind fighting this battle though is waging a war that cannot be won on the current grounds it is being fought....   [tags: anorexia nervosa, body image, mental illness]
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Developing an Eating Disorder - Missing Works Cited Developing an Eating Disorder Why is it that people develop eating disorders. There is no simple explanation, and no one answer that applies everyone. There are several types of eating disorders, but the most prevalent in adolescent and young adult females are anorexia nervosa and bulimia (Larocca, 1986). There are six main areas that potentially explain just why it is that people succumb to anorexia and bulimia. These factors are biological, psychological, family, social, cultural, and media (Siegel, Brisman & Weinshel, 2002)....   [tags: Eating Disorders Health Psychology Essays] 2198 words
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Anorexia Nervosa- Eating Disorder - ... Periods stop, likely because blood loss is fatal in the state an Anorexic’s body is in. Ability to get pregnant is weakened, and if already pregnant, the chance of a miscarriage is higher than usual. Many pregnant Anorexics who do go through with a full-term pregnancy, may require c-sections, and end up delivering an underweight baby because of the mother’s inability to feed the fetus. After the childbirth, postpartum depression risk is higher also. (Smith, Melinda, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., "Anorexia Nervosa." : Signs, Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment.) While the main cause of anorexia nervosa is unknown, many believe it’s caused by various triggers....   [tags: Physical Effects, Psychological Effects]
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Eating Disorder - Eating disorders are prominent within younger children mostly involving problems that arise in childhood and adolescence. Many times eating disorders could be less prevalent, but throughout today’s era eating disorders have increased significantly; the most common eating disorder, anorexia nervosa has increased three times over the past forty years (Bäck, 2011). Moreover, overweight and obesity within children and adults has increased significantly over the past twenty years (Bäck, 2011). These dramatic statistics are influenced from parent-child interactions....   [tags: adolescents, behavior, confidence]
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Binge Eating Disorder - Introduction According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, binge eating is defined as uncontrolled compulsive eating, especially as a symptom of bulimia or binge eating disorder(BED). Individuals, who suffer from a (BED), usually, consume, abnormally large amounts of food, quickly. The condition causes sufferers to eat until they are painfully full. we live in a society that accepts encourages overindulging . Therefore, there are probably several occasions on which we eat more than we should....   [tags: Psychology]
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Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology - The study “Parenting styles and eating disorder pathology” was conducted by R.S. Enten and M. Golan and published in 2009. The purpose of their study was to find out whether there is a relationship between parenting styles and symptoms of eating disorders in their offspring. The parenting styles they distinguished were permissive, authoritarian and authoritative, terms coined by Baumrind (1966). Parents with a permissive parenting style tend to have a laissez faire attitude, they do not set rules but give the child a lot of freedom and are responsive....   [tags: Study Review, Permissive, Authoritarian]
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Eating Disorder Case Study: Chhaya - Chhaya is a senior in high school whose self identity problems began as a child with her mixed ethnic background. She blames her parents’ constant fighting (and threats of divorce) on her own behavior and, in turn, strives to become the perfect daughter. Chhaya consequently throws herself into her schoolwork where she repeatedly increases her goals despite the lack of disapproval of others. Social relationships and leisure activities are thrown to the wayside because Chhaya feels guilt whenever she experiences pleasure in non goal-directed activities....   [tags: Adolescent Role Assessment]
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Infantile Anorexia, A Feeding Disorder - To begin with, infantile anorexia refers to a particular feeding disorder, which mostly develops between the 6th month of a child’s life and the 3rd year (Merwin, 2010). Its main characteristics include refusal to feed, refusal to consume sufficient quantities, inability of regulating fullness and hunger, more interest in surroundings than eating, distractibility, as well as growth deficiency. Notably, feeding disorders among infants, as well as toddlers have nowadays become more common as the assessment and diagnostic criteria are specialized....   [tags: Babies, Toddlers, Eating Disorder, Feeding]
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Pica: A Look Into A Little-Known Eating Disorder - Despite being the most prevalent eating disorder amongst individuals with developmental disabilities and may occur in as many as 25%-33% of children, there is much that is still unknown about pica. There has been little advancement in finding out what causes this disorder and because of that, treating and even diagnosing pica can be difficult. In addition to that, pica can have health consequences that range from mild to severe so, when coupled with the difficulty in treatment and lack of breakthrough research, pica has the potential to be an extremely dangerous disorder....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Increase in Eating Disorder Victims - Increase in Eating Disorder Victims There are a number of eating disorders which many people suffer from, and most people may not even be aware that the way they eat could be classed as an eating disorder. Amongst the many disorders are the four most notable; binge eating, anorexia, bulimia and obesity. Another disorder vastly approaching the media limelight is bigorexia. The Eating Disorders Association defines this condition as "…outward signs of inner emotional or psychological distress or problems." - believing that people cope with the difficulties in their life though food....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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The Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa - The Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a relentless pursuit of excessive thinness that interferes with the fulfillment of responsibilities to the self and to others because it produces an intense and irrational fear of becoming fat, an obsession with food and weight control, and a life threatening weight loss. Eventually, a series of starvation-induced physical and psychological changes threatens control over eating and motivates more conscientious efforts to reduce. The result is a truly vicious circle of weight loss, hunger, and fear that will become a deadly noose if the process is not acknowledged and reversed....   [tags: Papers] 1283 words
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America's Next Top Model: Eating Disorder - Long slender legs, slim figure and size zero hips , that stunning runway model on America’s Next Top Model is the motivation for staying in shape. Appallingly, this motivation is the primary cause of life threatening eating disorders in our young women today. According to a research, 95 % of those suffering from eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25, the primary audience of Fashion modeling television shows. 70% of girls from grades 5 to 12 say magazine images of fashion models influence their ideals of perfect body....   [tags: fashion magazine, anorexia, bulimia]
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Infant-Mother Attachment and Eating Disorder Behavior - Mary S. Ainsworth was fascinated in the association between infants and their mothers that she later coined the theory of infant-mother attachment. According to Ainsworth, there are three evident attachment patterns that will develop, secure, anxious and avoidant infants. Ainsworth felt it was substantially necessary for a child to transition out from a mother’s attachment and vulnerability to autonomy and independence as a factor in normal development in personality. One of the key points of Ainsworth security theory is that infants need to “develop a sense of direction and secure dependence on parents” before leaving the nest into a strange and unfamiliar situation (Bretherton, 1992)....   [tags: Child Development, Sociology, Ainsworth] 2168 words
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Eating Disorder Case Study - Eating Disorder Case Study Mother is concerned that daughter is not eating enough, restricting food intake for 8 months because she feels fat, feels she needs to lose ten pounds, feels that her thighs and stomach are to large, reporting 35 lb weight loss over last 8 months, denies any eating problems, began menarche at age 16 periods normally regular, stop three months ago, exercises daily 20 min. to 2 hours, experiences low energy, chronic constipation and lightheadedness, favorite TV show is “America’s Next Top Model” and reports “feeling down in the dumps” for about nine months, college student, good grades, finding it difficult to concentrate, admits to fe...   [tags: Papers] 886 words
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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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Free Essay on Eating Disorder - Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders It seems like every little girl dreams of becoming a model. They want to be thin and pretty like the models they see on television and in magazines. Often the desire becomes an obsession and young girls see "thinness" as being a needed characteristic. For many girls, the teenage years are spent trying to acquire this look. Females are trying diets and are exercising like it is a competition to see who can lose the most weight the quickest. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a growing number of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of self-esteem or other related problems....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 651 words
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Eating Disorder Research - To what extent do biological approaches successfully explain eating disorders. There are many different biological approaches that explain the reasons for eating disorders they all have some validity behind them to a certain extent. An eating disorder is a psychological dysfunction that causes a person to change their eating habits to eating less, or more etc. Firstly a biological approach was studied by Holland (1988) on genetic concordance between identical twins and non-identical twins. Holland was trying to discover the connection between anorexia and genetics through twins....   [tags: Psychology] 499 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia Nervosa There may be murmurs about that girl who only fixes herself a salad with only vinegar at dining services or suspicious glances at someone who spends 45 minutes on the treadmill and then switches to the stair stepper at the rec. On-campus eating disorders are talked about everywhere and yet are not really talked about at all. There is observation, concern, and gossip, but hushed conversation and larger scale efforts to help and change never seem to earn public attention....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1306 words
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triggering an eating disorder - * Triggers If people are vulnerable to eating disorders, sometimes all it takes to put the ball in motion is a trigger event that they do not know how to handle. A trigger could be something as seemingly innocuous as teasing or as devastating as rape or incest. Triggers often happen at times of transition, shock, or loss where increased demands are made on people who already are unsure of their ability to meet expectations. Such triggers might include puberty starting a new school, beginning a new job, death, divorce, marriage, family problems, breakup of an important relationship, critical comments from someone important, graduation into a chaotic, competitive world, and so forth....   [tags: essays research papers] 451 words
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Personal Narrative: I Had a Teenage Eating Disorder! - I have always had issues with my body and my weight. This unfortunately started at a very young age for me. In grade school I was the girl who towered over everyone, and was a little more build than the typical girl my age. All the other kids in my grade looked basically the same from my point of view. There was one other girl who was the same height as me and the kids nicknamed us the “twin towers”. I remember wanting to look like anyone but me at that time. Today I am considered average height and can only wish for a pair of long legs....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 893 words
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Obsessive Compulsive Eating Disorder - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder One kind of anxiety disorder is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This disease can ruin a person's life because it causes them to have repetitive thoughts and behaviors towards certain things. Life can become very difficult because this way of thinking and acting is very difficult to overcome, especially since the obsessions have no point and are stressful for the person. It begins to interfere with the person's school, work, and/or home. Obsessions are the unpleasant thoughts or impulses that cause the person with the disorder to have lots of anxiety and edginess....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 587 words
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eating disorder - Is there a strong connection between the fast food industry and the growing rate of obesity among young children. The answer is yes- fast food consumption is a large contributor to increasing child obesity risks and the effects of long-term health problems in the future. Children are bombarded by fast food advertising on a daily basis which lure them into wanting fast foods in addition to the great taste. The rapid growth of child obesity is in step with the growing fast food chains and market....   [tags: essays research papers] 1362 words
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Anorexia Nervosa: Etiology, Treatment, and Related Information - This paper was designed to discuss several basic topics regarding anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is and eating disorder with an incredibly high mortality rate characterized by low body weight and an obsessive fear of becoming overweight that occurs primarily in females after puberty, yet before the age of 40 years. Unfortunately, Not much is known about the causes of anorexia nervosa, but possible correlations are blood relation to a person suffering from anorexia nervosa, those who have recently experienced a stressful event, a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder in childhood, or participation in a culture or profession that values thinness....   [tags: Eating Disorder, Informative Essay]
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Anorexia: Portrait of a Hunger Artist by Emily Troscianko - Article summary: In the article, “Portrait of a Hunger Artist”, author Emily Troscianko chronicles her battle with anorexia. As soon she began to suffer from the disorder, Troscianko couldn’t imagine life without it. To her, the anorexia felt like her closest friend. She didn’t even want to have a life without this “friend”. She longed for control over hunger, and loved the sense of power it gave her. Troscianko begins with the end of her story: what made her finally overcome anorexia. She starts out stating that when her mother was going to be moving to a new home with her partner, her anorexia wasn’t welcome in that new home....   [tags: eating disorder, weight, psychological] 1623 words
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Two Case Studies of Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa is (AN) eating disorder that makes those afflicted attempt and succeed at losing weight until they reach a state of malnourishment for their body size, age and height. Patients with anorexia nervosa have an acute fear of gaining even the slightest weight despite being exceptionally underweight. People who suffer from this disorder use various methods such as over-exercising or over-dieting to avoid gaining any more weight (A.D.A.M., 2013). This disorder has implications regarding one’s security, psychological, emotional, and most importantly, physical health....   [tags: health, eating disorder, underweight]
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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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Essay on Eating Disorder - Think About Thin - Think About Thin "From now on you'll eat what I tell you to .... this is the last time you'll refuse to eat. From now on..." ...Be pretty, but beauty is only skin deep. ...Be sexy, but not sexually active. ...Be happy, but please others, first and foremost. ...Be thin, but stay healthy. ...Be thin. ...Be thin. It sunk in. We received the message. Like everything else, it sunk in. It sunk in with magazine covers and standards and scales and diets. It sunk into the minds of seventy percent of the young women between the ages of 14 and 24 and how many can wiggle free from it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 369 words
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Exploration of Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder - Exploration of Nocturnal Sleep-Related Eating Disorder     What if you woke up in the morning and didn't have any recollection of what you did during the night. For some people not remembering is not a problem. Most people just assume that they were in their beds all night, and for most people this is true, but for a small percentage of the population, this is not true. The average person spends approximately 25 years of their life sleeping (Brown, 2002). For some people, this time is well spent, but for others, their 25 years of sleep might not be spent in their bed....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Bulimia, the Destruction of Self - Bulimia - The Destruction of Self Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known simply as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is an eating disorder that affects 1 in 4 college-aged women in America, or 1 in 10,000 Americans. The most common misconception concerning bulimia is that it is simply a physical or mental problem. Many people do not understand that bulimia is a disease that affects both the mind and the body, and in its course can destroy both aspects of the diseased individual....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1414 words
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Be Skinny or Die Trying - Anorexia Nervosa – the belief one is fat, despite being very thin. Most women have heard the word “anorexia”, and in all probability associate it with models, celebrities, and never think it could happen to them. However the word, “anorexia” has much more meaning and facts behind it to prove that it isn’t as farfetched of an idea as people may think. Anorexia Nervosa is an extremely dangerous eating disorder that is much more than celebrities and models, and not eating enough. Among women in the U.S., is a constant reminder with the underlying message being “be skinny or die trying”....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa, Eating Disorder]
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My Eating Disorder - I Had a Problem with Food - My Eating Disorder - I Had a Problem with Food Everyone wanted to see me get fat, I was sure of it. For once in my life I had some semblance of control over my body in a way no else did. Managing my body took discipline and I was not going to have anyone interfere. I sat crouched in the small space between my parents’ bathtub and toilet, the cool white ceramic tiles reflecting the blonde of my hair, the tears that somehow managed to eke out of the eye ducts were streaming down my hot, mucus slathered face....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2430 words
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Bullied Past the Breaking Point - (Imagine a kid being bullied to the point of them not wanting to live. Kimmie was one kid out of many who dealt with the situation of being harassed. She told her mother that kids at school were bullying her because of her weight and how she looked. Kimmie’s mom ignored her thinking she was over reacting, little did she know she was not. Kimmie would receive daily threats online telling her to “kill herself” and saying things like “Why are you still alive?” The next morning after Kimmie’s mom dropped her off at school she ditched class and went into an abandoned apartment building down the block to wait for the school day to be done, so she would not have to face the kids who tormented her....   [tags: Social Media, Eating Disorder]
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Dying to Be Thin - Dying to Be Thin Seeing an empty box of over-the-counter diet pills in the bathroom at school a couple of weeks ago really got me thinking: what is the ideal body image that we throw at teenagers today. More and more we see people equate success and popularity with beauty and, especially, with being thin. The media, one of the biggest influences on young people, is crammed with images of "the perfect body," and American life seems to revolve around health clubs, diet pills, and fat-free foods....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 437 words
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Skinny by Ibi Kaslik - “It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder - seven million women, and one million men.” (“South Carolina Department of Mental Health”). Skinny by Ibi Kaslik is about two sisters, Holly and Giselle, whose lives and relationship are impacted by the others’ state of condition. Giselle is a medical student who wanted to see what would happen if she stopped eating, and because of this she developed anorexia. Holly is an eighth grader who was born deaf in her left ear. The story jumps back and forth, changing every chapter, from Giselle’s point of view to Holly’s....   [tags: mental health, eating disorder]
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Proposal to Aid Female Adolescents Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa - A. Overview of Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterized as a progressively increasing health issue that plagues a vast amount of the female population worldwide. According to The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders [RCF], (2003), up to 24 million people in the nation and 70 million persons around the world are disturbed by all the categories of eating disorders (RCF, 2003). More specifically, anorexia is placed third on the list of most prevalent prolonged diseases among the pubescent female population (RCF, 2003)....   [tags: eating disorder, mental illness, psychology]
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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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Behavioral Management for Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia is a complex eating disorder that leads to loss of weight and serious health problems. The loss of weight is more than the ideal weight and health of a person. The health problems caused due to the disorder can be even life-threatening. The term Anorexia means “loss of appetite”. The disorder is characterized by excessive loss of weight (15% less than the actual ideal body weight) and self-starvation. The disorder affects men and women of all ages and is predominant in women. Persons with anorexia fear extremely about weight gain, see themselves as fat even when they are under-weight, do excessive dieting and exercising....   [tags: anorexia, eating disorder, weight loss]
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Eating Disorder Essay - Bulimarexia Changed My Life - Bulimarexia Changed My Life It was a frigid day in September 2003, and I was on my way into school. This was the first day of school, in my Senior year. Everyone said it is suppose to be the best year of your high school career. However, it wasn't that way for me. I walked into school on that day, and I felt as if I had some terrible disease. People were avoiding me, ignoring me, and this had never happened before. I was always Miss Popularity all throughout school and I constantly had someone around me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2109 words
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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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Anorexia: The Skinny Disease - Anorexia Nervosa is a serious illness that could affect anyone. Anorexia nervosa is an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat. They suffer from a psychiatric disorder, or mental illness. Patients struggling with anorexia use starvation diets to lose large amounts of weight. Anoretics use their body shape as a form of self evaluation. Anorexia affects females more commonly than males; ninety percent of those affected are female, but the numbers are growing (Gulli 1)....   [tags: psychology, health, eating disorder]
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The Beginnings of Anorexia - Suicide is not the answer. Although, many people might think that a statement as simple as “suicide is the answer” is the core or the main point of the poem “Anorexic” by Eavan Boland. But, those that might think the suicide is the central point of the poem are extremely wrong, there is more about that poem than must people can understand, recognize, or want to accept. Boland wrote this poem in 1980 and until today still being one the most extraordinary poem in its simplicity but also very deep in its complicity....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorder] 954 words
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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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Portia De Rossi - Her Struggles with Anorexia - At the age of 25, Portia De Rossi met the criteria for the eating feeding disorder of anorexia nervosa binging/purging type. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition people must meet all three criteria in order to be diagnosed with anorexia nervosa binging/purging type. These are a.) restrictive food intake and weighing below normal body weight b.) have an intense fear of gaining weight and c.) have distorted beliefs on body image. To meet the diagnostic for the binging/purging type the person with anorexia nervosa must also be having recurrent binging/purging episodes for at least 3 months....   [tags: eating feeding disorder essays] 1387 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Why Did American Teenagers Stop Eating? - Why Did American Teenagers Stop Eating. Why have American teenagers stopped eating healthy. The American people have not stopped dressing, playing sports, working, or traveling, so why did they stop eating healthy. Is it because American teenagers today have grown up with junk food that they do not know how to eat healthy. Maybe it is because Americans are so involved with many other activities that they cannot find the time to eat a decent meal. Whatever the specific reason may be, American teenagers have stopped eating healthy and something needs to be done....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1427 words
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The Black Swan Image - The Black Swan PART I: HISTORY Background Information Nina is a young Caucasian woman, in her mid-twenties, who is physically and mentally drained because she is a perfectionist and ballerina in a prestigious dancing company. Nina is single, heterosexual, she is interested in men, and she lives with her mom who is single, controlling, and obsessive, in an apartment in New York. Nina is extremely shy, timid, and over-sheltered. She lives with her mother, who is angry and still upset at the fact that she had to give up her own dancing career at a young age due to the fact that she became pregnant....   [tags: ballerina, eating disorder, anorexia]
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Bulima Nervosa - Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is a disease that predominately affects young females. Since the origination of its medical definition various studies have been implemented to examine the cause of onset and effects of bulimia nervosa. There have also been studies surveying the long-term outcome of bulimia nervosa. These long-term studies have analyzed such relationships as age, employment status, social status and marital status and bulimia nervosa. By using three scientific studies of long-term outcome of bulimia nervosa, this paper will try and evaluate the research obtained and offer critical suggestions to help further studies on this topic....   [tags: Research Eating Disorder Essays]
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Anorexia Not just a Womens Disease - Anorexia Not just a womens disease Anorexia: Not Just A Women’s Disease “Oh I’m so fat”. This is not something we normally think of hearing out of a man’s mouth. Women are thought to be the only ones that obsess over their appearance. Therefore, anorexia is commonly thought to be a woman’s disease. But in reality, there are many men fighting it. Out of the estimated eight million people in the United States with anorexia, about ten percent of the cases are men (Something Fishy, par.1)....   [tags: Nervosa eating disorder male men]
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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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Depression is a Brain Disorder - The brain and emotions can do much more than help people think and feel; they can cause major problems such as depression and eating disorders. Depression is an illness that causes constant sadness. There are around seven different types of depression. Many negative effects come from depression. Eating disorders are another brain disorder that causes drastic changes in an everyday diet. The three main types of eating disorders are anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating. They cause extreme weight loss or weight gain; treating these brain disorders takes time, therapy, medical care and monitoring, and nutritional counseling....   [tags: Brain, Emotions, Depression, Eating Disorders]
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Anorexia - Anorexia The World Book Encyclopedia defines anorexia as, "one who avoids food for psychological reasons". Most "experts" believe that those who suffer from anorexia are starving themselves to avoid growing into adults. It is also common knowledge among these experts that anorexics "want to gain attention and a sense of being special". People say that anorexia doesn't stop at affecting the victim at hand; instead, it surpasses the anorexic. Which means that anorexia affects the personality of the person; that it branches off to affect other parts of that anorexics life....   [tags: Eating Disorder Health Weight Essays]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Anorexia Nervosa and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder often found in young adolescent women, that has been characterized by a distorted attitude towards weight and body image, a set of behaviors calculated to produce weight loss and other physiological and psychological symptoms. Physiological symptoms include (according to the DSM III- R criteria) starvation, amenorrhoea, and a refusal to maintain weight above 85% of their ideal weight. Psychological symptoms include an obsessive pursuit of thinness, along with obvious body preoccupation, and an incessant rumination about food....   [tags: Essays on Eating Disorders]
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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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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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