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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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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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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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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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Eating Disorders in Teenagers - Eating Disorders in Teenagers Eating disorders are a growing problem in teenagers of today. According to an Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) study, eighty-six percent of eating disorder victims report their problem before the age of twenty. The two main types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that usually strikes women. There are about seven million women who have anorexia, and many of them will die of complications....   [tags: Papers] 498 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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Eating Disorders in America - Eating Disorders in America All over the world, especially in the U.S. young women are trying to build new self image. They want to feel good about themselves, but are always dissatisfied with the way they look just because they don't have the body of a model . An eating disorder is a severe disturbance of a persons eating habits. The person's behavior in regards to food and eating becomes noticeably different. The 1960's promoted the flat-chested hipless look. It began with a British Teenager named Twiggy, who was 5'7" and 92 pounds....   [tags: Papers] 546 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]
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Eating disorders - I choose to do these weeks health paper on eating disorders. I myself have dealt with an eating disorder and know the effects it can have on those you love and yourself both physically and mentally. Bulimia and Anorexia are serious, functional eating disorders. There are a lot of similarities between the two, but the few differences differentiate the two. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese. This person may eat little or nothing during the day, essentially starving themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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The Cause of Eating Disorders - The Cause of Eating Disorders Although the causes are many and varied, we know that people with eating disorders often use food and the control of food in an attempt to compensate for feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming. For some, dieting, bingeing and purging may begin as a way to cope with painful emotions and a way to feel in control of one's life, but ultimately, these behaviors will damage a person's physical and emotional health, self-esteem and sense of competence and control....   [tags: Expository Anorexia Bulimia] 604 words
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Eating Disorders - There are two main types of eating disorders, and one that has not yet been confirmed as a disease. These are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge-Eating Disorder. These disorders are not due to a failure of will or behavior, but are real, treatable illnesses in which certain poor patterns of eating take on a life of their own. These disorders usually co-occur with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders. Women are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, but they do occur in both sexes....   [tags: Psychology] 645 words
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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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Various Eating Disorders - Anorexia nervosa is the unrelenting pursuit of thinness. When a person has anorexia nervosa they weigh 85%, or less than, of what is estimated for their age and height. A person suffering from anorexia nervosa is petrified of becoming fat; they fear gaining weight even though they are distinctly underweight. The dangers of low weight isn’t apparent, or is denied by these people, and they’ll report feeling fat even when they’re exceptionally thin. In addition to this, anorexia nervosa also often consists of withdrawal, depression, irritability, and peculiar behaviors....   [tags: essays research papers] 683 words
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Bulimia: A Serious and Complex Disorder - Have you ever been afraid of gaining weight and feeling unaccepted by society. If the answer is a definite yes, you must be very careful. The fear of gaining weight and the need to have a perfect body has led many down the self-destructive pathway of bulimia. This is a secretive eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of excessive eating, followed by self-induced vomiting to rid the body of food. Bulimics also frequently use laxatives, diuretics, and diet pills to reduce their weight....   [tags: Causes of Bulimia, Eating Disorders] 701 words
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Eating Disorders - attractive and the media reinforces this statement." Young adolescent girls buy into this sensation and through doing so, set themselves up for failure. When these predisposing factors are combined with stressors and pressures, the cycle is begun and an eating disorder is formed. Effects The altered eating and exercise patterns of those with eating disorders can seriously damage physical and emotional health. The ANAB (n.d.) contends activities associated with eating disorders place one in medical danger....   [tags: Psychology] 701 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders Eating Disorders: are one category of mental disorder. Individuals with eating disorders have some problem with food, for example they may overeat (e.g. obesity), undereat (e.g. anorexia), or vomit repeatedly (e.g. ruminative disorder). There is some evidence that eating disorders are have a genetic basis but are also triggered by environmental stressors. Anorexia nervosa It is literally a ‘nervous lack of appetite’. The main characteristics are as follows: * Deliberate and prolonged restriction of calorie intake and considerable weight loss....   [tags: Papers] 705 words
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Eating Disorders - Most people can hardly feel hunger nowadays, and food has very different meaning depends on people. For some people, food will be as an act of nurture, food as memory, and happiness but for other people food will be food as guilty, as sin, and ban. In present time, although their weight is normal, women keep trying to lose their weight, because they want to show thin. And also long time ago, women did not think about their weight, but in present time’s women want to lose their weight. Women need to rethink about losing their weight, because when women cook in kitchen it is the most beautiful looks....   [tags: Anorexia Nervosa] 717 words
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psychology: male eating disorders - Eating Disorders are psychological disorders that result from a drive to be thin. They are broken down into three categories, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals with body weight that is significantly lower than the norm, extremely concerned with weight and shape, distorted self-image, and an absence of three consecutive menstrual periods, in women. Bulimia Nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM-III-R in individuals who have recurrent binge eating episodes, have weight and shape concerns, have a lack of control over such behavior, and have compensatory behaviors (e.g., vomiting, fasting, mis...   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Eating Disorders - An eating disorder is an extreme expression of emotion, distress, or inner problems. An eating disorder can be compared to drug use or self mutilation as a way to relieve pain or stress. Food or the denial of food becomes the drug of choice and is used to numb painful feelings. There are three main types of eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder, also known as compulsive eating disorder. Anorexia Nervosa is an extremely abnormal fear of gaining weight, a distorted self image, a refusal to eat and severe weight loss....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Eating Disorders: Behind the Scenes - Eating Disorders: Behind the scene Many citizens in the United States and other parts of the world fight with weight and body image issues. Most exercise and eat healthy to help their problems. Some take a more unhealthy and sometimes deadly route. An estimated five million people are affected by eating disorders each year (Alters & Schiff, 2003, p.36). Eating disorders are more common among females. At least three percent of women have some type of an eating disorder (Alters & Schiff, 2003, p.36)....   [tags: Health] 764 words
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Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders - Psychological Treatment for Eating Disorders *Missing Works Cited* Eating disorders have had a substantial affect on today's society. In a recent study of female high school and college students, it was found that 15.4% of these women met the clinical criteria for an eating disorder (Lemberg and Cohn 7). Anorexia and bulimia are the two main eating disorders that these students suffered from. Anorexia is defined as being the cycle of self-starvation and the fear of gaining weight as well as low self-esteem....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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The Dangers of Eating Disorders - The Dangers of Eating Disorders How a person perceives their body is influenced by what it looks like to them and what it looks like to others. Our society teaches us through media and social pressure that body image is important. Feeling attractive is an important part of self worth and for many, feeling attractive means matching a certain ideal appearance. Most of us will never be able to look like this ideal, but the message we get is that we risk social failure if we do not try hard enough....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
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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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History of Eating Disorders - ... This practice was seen as something limited to people with a higher social status. These acts of exclusion are classified as the earliest known methods of bulimia. Thorough studies based on the illnesses were not conducted until 1689, when the first case of anorexia supposedly appeared. The case was disregarded, as religion in that time period promoted fasting over a course of days. Soon after, however, anyone found to be abstaining from nourishment was convicted of witchcraft and burned. Those drastic acts hindered the spread of anorexia, but only for a short period of time....   [tags: deadliest mental illness, bullimia, anorexia]
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Cause of Eating Disorders - Cause of Eating Disorders In America, today we often hear of people who suffer from illness such as cancer, aids etc. what we often don’t hear about is the illness that effects a lot of people each year that being eating disorders. Whenever I hear about eating disorders it remains me of one of my cousin who had suffered from anorexia. It all started when her family and acquaintances started to say that she was fat and chubby. In her family everyone is very slim and tall so her brothers started teasing and calling her fatty and used to say that she need to loose weight otherwise nobody will marry her or even wants to be with her....   [tags: essays papers] 881 words
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Healthy Eating - How does healthy eating affect your life. Many people really pay attention to the food they put in their bodies, until we get sick and need medical attention. I know that many of us love to eat fast food, but it catches up with us in the long run. While eating healthy would stop you from getting sick, and lower the cost of health care, healthy eating can enrich your body and prevent you from getting high doctor bills. How can I eat healthier. Healthy eating means picking all natural foods from the basic food groups; meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grains and stop eating too many sweets and fats....   [tags: Health] 881 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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Overview of Eating Disorders - ... During the 1100s-1200s, a type of holy anorexia emerged due to the influence of tradition, religion, and folklore of the Western Christians. The females who endured this process were highly esteemed and thought to be “miracle maidens”. However, during the 1500s, those who practiced holy anorexia were seen as witches and eventually staked. Around the 1800s, doctors started to classify anorexia as hysteria, disfunction of the uterus caused by distress. Yet, after the 20th century, eating disorders became tied to emotional deprivation, and eventually became known as the “rich girl syndrome”....   [tags: mental illnesses, anorexia, bullimia, ]
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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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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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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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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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Eating Disorders: Their Dark Sides - "Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder on an overwhelming dread of becoming fat. The result of this unfounded fear is self-starvation and major weight loss. In addition, the undernourishment may cause hormonal disturbances, anemia, heart problems, brittle bones and many other problems, some of which are life-threatening ("Anorexia Nervosa," 1). Bulimia is an eating disorder that is psychological in origin and can have dire physical consequences. While anorexics starve themselves, bulimics binge on food and then purge by self-induced vomiting....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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History and Type of Eating Disorders - ... Now people could say, “I have this problem too.” In the 2000’s, eating disorders began to be noticed as a spectrum. In this time, the culture feels pressured people’s body image and the pursuing “perfection.” The media makes people in the society not feel good enough with their body so that the media can sell an image. During this time, BED started to become recognized as an issue. (ProsetpointMovement) There are main types of eating disorders that are a problem around the planet. The three main types are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder....   [tags: mental illness, anorexia, bullimia]
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa is a serious disorder that affects many people around the world. It is a mental illness in which the patient intentionally restricts their food intake because they fear they will become fat. Today, woman are constantly being told that they have to be skinny. Also, society almost always portrays women as thin, whether it is a model or a movie star. As a result, many women turn to anorexia; this is a direct result of the pressure that society puts on a woman to be thin. Today’s society portrays women as perfectly thin....   [tags: mental illness, food intake, fear]
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Different Types of Eating Disorders - ... This displays that these eating disorders can affect a person not only physically, but emotionally and mentally too. Therefore, a bulimic or anorexic person can be hurting themselves physically and emotionally as well. When a person has a disorder, they are affected in many ways. Sometimes, they don’t even realize the effects of the disorder. Hands and feet can become cold at a normal room temperature, and if they have dry skin, this person could be experiencing the consequences of anorexia nervosa (“Anorexia Nervosa”, 2)....   [tags: diet pills, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa]
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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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Eating Disorders Among Teens - Eating Disorders Among Teens Eating Disorders have become a serious issue in the past twenty-five years. Many people have been diagnosed for having an eating disorder. More teens out of any other age group suffer from it. Sports, peer-pressure, and low self-esteem can cause teens to be driven to eating disorders. Anorexia and Bulimia are the two main types of eating disorders. Anorexia is the self-starving behavior that can lead to severe health problems and even death. Bulimia is when a binge/purge cycle is used or laxatives are used at an excessive amount....   [tags: Papers Health Medical Peer Pressure Essays]
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Eating Disorders - People with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorders should seek help because of the major health risks, such as: malnutrition, muscle atrophy, paralysis, cancer, heart attack and death. When someone has an eating disorder, they usually have underlying mental health issues. Only one in ten people with eating disorders receive treatment (Eating disorder statistics). These eating disorders are the most common eating disorders and affects 1 out of every seven women (Understanding Eating Disorders in Teens)....   [tags: Mental Health]
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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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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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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 And Personality Disorders - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all?" Fairy tales are not real, so is the image you see in the mirror. Thousands of people look in the mirror and hate what they see. When you look in the mirror, you see what eating disorder wants you to see, not the true picture. Despite the fact that many people think of an eating disorder as being an unhealthy quest for a perfect body, eating disorders are not about vanity and not really about weight. The causes of eating disorders are not known with precision but are thought to be a combination of genetic, neuro-chemical, psycho-developmental, and socio-cultural factors....   [tags: Papers] 994 words
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eating disorders - We have all heard the typical stereotypes of the “perfect body.” Who really has a perfect body anyways, and what does it look like. Are all girls supposed to be tiny and twig like, and are all guys supposed to be macho muscle men. No, and if this were true then that’s how we would have been created, but were not, so be proud of who you are. Thanks to media and today’s culture people are destroying their bodies. We cannot put all the blame on the media though, psychological and mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, guilt, the loss of control, and the need for attention, are among some of the factors that can lead to eating disorders....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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annotated bibiliography on eating disorders - Zabinski, F. M., Wilfley, E. D., Calfas, J. K., Winzelberg, A. J., & Taylor, B. C. (2004). An interactive psychoeducational intervention for women at risk of developing an eating disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, (5), 914-919. Retrieved February 4, 2005, from PsycINFO database. The study explored the use of online involvement by using chat rooms, and message boards to deter eating disorders, and image dissatisfaction. Sixty women from a west cost university, who were all susceptible were chosen to participate in the study....   [tags: essays research papers] 1004 words
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Eating Disorders: Unhealthy Eating Habits - ... That sugar isn’t as much of a problem as a sugar called fructose. Fructose is a part of refined sugar found in many processed foods; it’s far sweeter than glucose and it’s metabolized primarily by the liver (Gulati 1). In moderation this isn’t much of a problem, as your body can naturally burn it off. However, “[s]tudies show that quick deliveries of fructose into the body are converted to fat” (Gulati 1). That means that when you drink a bunch of soda, or eat chips, or even some types of yogurt, your liver could turn the calories to fat....   [tags: emotional eating, junk food, chips]
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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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Eating Disorders - In response to the enormous level of exposure and pressure exhibited by the mass media, it is apparent as to why many people are and remain highly displeased with their body size. Although the media has provided us with substantial evidence to suggest that they are accountable for the steady rise in eating disorders one must not mistake it for being the only cause since eating disorders arise from several interacting complex issues which this essay will go on to discuss. A second factor known to be associated with the development of eating disorders comes from Eysencks’s (1990; in Roberts & Good, 2010) five-factor model of personality which highlights one of the personality traits that is co...   [tags: Health, Diseases] 1016 words
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Eating Disorders - "Why dissallow the trendy images of women from being plastered ubiquitously?" one may ask. Banning this perception of women, unhealthily thin, will save the women of this great nation from eating disorders. Our women will be more confident in their own skin and not feel as pressured to live up to this image. We, as people of this land, see this problem but choose not to do anything. The medical care for people with eating disorders is inadequit, and too expensive, as it is. With girls and women trying so hard today, to look like what the media portrays, it is no wonder that our country's health is in a downward spiral....   [tags: Health]
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Borderline Personality Disorder - Borderline personality disorder (BPD) first got its name because researchers thought it was in the middle of psychotic illnesses and neurotic disorders (“Treating borderline personality disorders,” 2010). Scientists think there is a direct correlation with the receptors in the brain responsible for “opioid” transmission and the behaviors demonstrated by people with the disorder (Bandelow, B; Schmahi, C; Falki, P; Wedekind, D., 2010, pp. 623-636). Symptoms of BPD include “interpersonal hypersensitivity, fear of being left alone, self-harming behavior, and extremely impulsive behaviors” (Gunderson, John, 2011, pp....   [tags: neurotic disorder, psychotic disorder]
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Binge Eating in Non-Western Cultures - Literature regarding eating disorders in non-Western cultures in general is scarce. Very few studies address disordered eating in cultures outside of the Western and Westernized world. This could be because of the perceived lack of eating disorders in non-industrialized countries or even because there is an overwhelming amount of concern over eating disorders in Western society. However, there have been several studies done on binge eating and dietary restraint in non-western citizens and in non-Caucasian women in the United States....   [tags: binge eating, eating disorders, non-western, cultu] 1032 words
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia - ... Symptoms of Bulimia are binging; Which could be lack of control over eating, secrecy surrounding eating, eating unusually amounts of food, and alternating between eating and fasting. On an average binge, someone may consume from three thousand calories to five thousand calories in one hour. Another sign of bulimia is purging. Purging is physically removing the food from your body. Purging could be going to the bathroom after meals, using laxatives, diuretics or enemas after eating, smell of vomit, excessive exercise....   [tags: wealthy countries, mental disorders]
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How Eating Disorders Begin and What They Leave Behind - ... Eminent celebrities who suffer from eating disorders are frequently seen flaunting their astoundingly slim bodies. Consequently, young people think that their appearances need to be similar to the celebrities, unaware that the celebrities they idolize are suffering from a disorder and do not naturally look like that. The media encourages this behavior by controlling who shows up on television, choosing their models and actors rather carefully, and reducing the amount of clothing worn by slender celebrities....   [tags: psychological disorder, appearance]
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Socio-Cultural Influences on Eating Disorders - “The attention-grabbing pictures of various high-flying supermodels and actors on different magazine covers and advertisements go a long way in influencing our choices” (Bagley). The media is highly affective to everyone, although they promote an improper image of living. Research proved says those with low self-esteem are most influenced by media. Media is not the only culprit behind eating disorders. However, that does not mean that they have no part in eating disorders. Media is omnipresent and challenging it can halt the constant pressure on people to be perfect (Bagley)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Understanding Eating Disorders - Understanding Eating Disorders What are the different types of eating disorders and their affects on the body. There are several types of disorders like, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Overeating, and the common Diet. Some of the above listed disorders are more serious that others but all are still serious in their own way. Eating disorders are normally not healthy to the body or to the person’s state of mind. Most disorders are a sickness that most likely would require therapy or hospitalization in order to cure....   [tags: Psychology] 1082 words
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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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Obesity as a Disorder - Obesity to some may not be technically a disorder or disease. Although those skeptics may have some excellent points the American Medical Association has officially reviewed and determined obesity to be a disorder. Obesity is simply just excess or extreme amount of body fat. Obesity is one of the most controversial health topics considering the amount of disagreements about it being an official disorder. One of the major disorder criteria’s that obesity meets is that it impairs the human body functions....   [tags: health, disorder, body fat]
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Eating disorders - ... Even so, it’s not quite as common in people as bulimia. AN is the most deadly of the eating disorders (Update 1). Studies show that in females 15-24 of age with AN had a death rate that was 12 times higher than females in that age range without AN (Levine 2). The reason Anorexia is so deadly is because of the eating habits of people with it, or the lack of eating habits. Anorexics starve themselves of food. They skip meals and avoid any and all food to lose weight (Update 1). They generally have a distorted perception of body figure and weight (Waldman 1)....   [tags: Binge Eating, Bulimia, Anorexia Nervosa]
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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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Obssesive Compulsive Disorder Analysis - ... I imagine that would make things so much harder than they already are. 1 in 50 people have ocd. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a debilitating condition that affects 2-3% of the population.(“obsessive compulsive Disorder linked to brain activity.” ScienceDaily n.d. Web Jan 2014) Even though the percentage of people with ocd isn’t that much it still affects a lot of people. Because some doctors aren’t equipped with the knowledge of how to treat people with Ocd, people see an average of 3-4 doctors before receiving a correct diagnosis....   [tags: OCD, obsession, anxiety disorder, compulsions]
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Men and Eating Disorders - Men and Eating Disorders About seven million women across the country suffer from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa and bulimia and, as a result most research involving these disorders have only been conducted on females. However, as many as a million men may also suffer from these same disorders. Women are not the only people prone to disliking what they see when they look into the mirror. Now a days more men are worried about their body shape. Clinical reports tell us that one in ten men suffer from eating disorders....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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Anorexia Nervosa in Stick Figure A Diary of My Former Self - The book Stick Figure A Diary Of My Former Self is a personal journal written by Lori Gottlieb when she was 11 years old suffering from anorexia nervosa. “Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and the food they eat.” (mayclinic.com) Most eating disorders are physiological due to friends and family, stress, and the social media. Anorexia nervosa, like all other eating disorders, is extremely dangerous and unhealthy for the human body to endure. Although eating disorders are destructive to one's life, is there explainable reasoning behind why a person may have one....   [tags: eating disorder, Lori Gottlieb, health, weight]
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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 Disorders - An eating disorder is an illness that involves an unhealthy feeling about the food we eat. “Eating disorders affect 5-10 millions Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide” (www.eatingdisorderinfo.org 1). They also affect many people from women, men, children, from all ages and different races. People who have eating disorders usually see themselves as being fat when they really aren’t. This usually deals with women or teenage girls mostly. They watch television, movies, read articles in magazines, and see pictures of the celebrities whom they want to be like because they have the “ideal body” that everyone wants and craves for....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Different Types of Disorders - ... Its pointless and makes you look worse than if you were to eat like a normal human being would. Mental Disorders Mental disorders can be the results of many different things. Some of them including your family history and the background of your genes, biological factors, traumatic brain injury, or your mothers exposure to viruses or toxic chemicals while she was pregnant(“Mental Disorders: MedlinePlus.”). The use of illegal drugs, stress, or a history of abuse can also be contributing factors to having a mental illness (“Mental Disorders: MedlinePlus.”)....   [tags: binge eating, anorexia, functional disorder]
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The Media and Eating Disorders - The Media and Eating Disorders It is funny how so many girls and women today are led to believe that the only way to feel attractive and be beautiful is to have their bodies consist of nothing but skin and bones. Women are dieting more today then they have ever been before. They are striving for an unattainable body figure that is portrayed by the media as being the ideal standard for today's women. It gets worse. Not only are women dieting unlike ever before, but they will ruthlessly harm their bodies in order to achieve these inaccessible standards....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Eating Disorders in Bodybuilding - ... With more than half of the bodybuilders unhappy with their body size, competitors take drastic methods for muscle growth and weight loss including thermal methods, laxatives, diuretics, vomiting, fasting, fluid restriction, slimming pills, excessive exercise, steroids, etc. When bodybuilders were surveyed for their weight-loss methods 16.7% reported they would eat less, 50% used calorie restriction, 44.4% increased training, 16.7% used saunas, 5.6% used slimming pills, and 5.6% used other methods....   [tags: underweight, muscular development, athletes]
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Eating Disorders and the Media - Eating Disorders and the Media American writer Allen Ginsberg once said: "Whoever controls the media-the images-controls the culture." Nothing could be truer, the media has always influenced fashion and body shape. But what's remarkable now is how much the media affects body image, and how willing and eager people are to mess with Mother Nature. (Underwood, par.2) Although there are other factors that contribute to eating disorders the media can partially be blamed for the millions of people with eating disorders because it promotes and glamorizes being thin to the public....   [tags: Papers] 1278 words
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eating disorders - Eat to live – don’t live to eat (or not to). This is very hard for a person with an eating disorder to understand since food is their tool for handling the stress and anxiety in their lives. Eating disorders affect millions of Americans each year (Eating Disorders 1). The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating. These disorders are serious, and, when taken to extremes, can be life threatening as well. All eating disorders arise from a combination of long-standing psychological, interpersonal, and social conditions (Gurze 24)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Eating Disorders - Eating disorders are a group of conditions characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior with either an extreme reduction or an extreme increase of food intake, which negatively affects the individual's mental and physical health. There are two main types of eating disorders – anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. There is a third category of eating disorders called “eating disorders not otherwise specified”. Binge eating disorder is categorized under this. Eating disorders mainly appear during adolescence and early adulthood and affect women and girls much more than males....   [tags: Persuasive, Argumentative] 1282 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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