Other warnings are deliberate self-starvation with weight loss, fear of gaining weight, refusal to eat, denial of hunger, constant exercising, sensitivity to cold, absent or irregular periods, loss of scalp perception of being fat when the person is really to this. Some other associated features are depressed mood, somatic sexual dysfunction, and ... ... middle of paper ... ...l with in society. Two developed Anorexia after seeing a “ movie of the week” where the main character was Anorexic. Mike’s ten year old daughter developed Anorexia after seeing “The Body Trap”, a program on Nickelodeon. These findings seem to exemplify along standing debate, if educational programs prevent eating disorders or contribute to them.
It should be noted, however, that children as young as 7 have been diagnosed, and women 50, 60, 70, and even 80 fit the diagnosis. (5) Like all eating disorders, it tends to occur in pre or post puberty, but can develop at any life change. One reason younger women are particularly vulnerable to eating disorders is their tendency to go on strict diets to achieve an "ideal" figure. This obsessive dieting behavior reflects a great deal of today's societal pressure to be thin, which is seen in advertising and the media. Others especially at risk for eating disorders include athletes, actors, and models for whom thinne... ... middle of paper ... ...he links between mental illness and depression.
A number of studies show that sexual abuse, trauma, and even bullying can bring you to eating disorders. (“Case”) Such a genetic make-up is a time bomb for distorted thinking about body image. Then the person will dislike there body image and will stop eating. (“Case”) Laura was diagnosed with anorexia as a teen. She only was 65 recovered by 20, relapsed at 48.and then recovered again.
dbodies. Whether it was the diet soda boom of the 80's, or the fact everyone has always been unhappy with his or her natural bodies; it just took me a while to comprehend. It always seemed like there were diets here, diets there; these drugs can do this, or these herbs can do that… "Stop the insanity!" This paper is going to discuss anorexia nervosa, an alarming disease that is usually developed during puberty of both boys and girls. Like bulimia, in which the subject binges and then disposes of ingested food by purging or use of laxatives, those suffering anorexia nervosa have an obsession with the amount of fat on her body (although one of every ten suffering this disease are male, I will use the female pronoun since they are the majority).
Signs of Bulimia include: Eating lots of high calorie/ high fat foods. Feeling bad about oneself after a binge. Feeling ashamed and depressed about one’s eating habits. Feelings that habits are out of control. (Eating disorders and weight control 26) According to Eating Disorders And Weight Control , Bulimia, Bulimia Nervosa- also called the “binge-purge syndrome” Sufferers alternatively binge on large quantities of food and then purge the food by making themselves vomit or taking diuretics or laxatives or all of the above.Bulimia is a mental disorder that usually affects young women aged from late teens to early thirties.
One study found that constant articles such as “28 Flat Bely Tricks!” and “Sli... ... middle of paper ... ...rder.” This depression could eventually lead to more health problems in the body. What Bulimia Is Many teens carry out acts that fit the characteristic of someone that has Bulimia Nervosa. Bulimia is an eating disorder common to many older teens, especially women, who want to lose weight for a skinnier image. Web MD categorizes bulimia as a common eating disorder in which the person does something called purging, or getting rid of their food by vomiting. (WebMD, ”Bulimia Nervosa Health Care”).
Self-Image: Anerexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a lack of self-esteem, an intense fear of becoming obese, and self-induced starvation due to a distorted body image (Durham, 1991). Anorexia can occur later in life, but it is most common in girls between the ages of fourteen and eighteen. According to the Center for Change, recent estimates suggest that 1% of Americans within this age range will, to some degree, develop anorexia and 10-20% will eventually die from related complications. I have experienced this deteriorating disease from a bystander’s point of view. After making a pact with my friends to get physically fit for the summer, the four of us exercised and dieted daily for nearly four months.
Though these concerns are good, excessive concern for thinness is also a major problem (like Bulimia “a fear of obesity”.) June Engel (1993) illustrated that once you have an eating disorder sadly many remain eating – disordered and dissatisfied with themselves for life. Bulimics share the anorexic’s fear of losing control, being depressed, and obsessed with weight loss. Bulimics start on restricted diets but can never stick to them, and occupy their time in cycles of restricted eating, binging and self-inflicting vomiting and purging. They use a lot of laxatives, diuretics and sometimes even ipecac syrup (to force themselves to vomit.)
On the other hand, it will then look into how physical damage and emotional damage has a major effect on the young person life and potential effects it may have on the younger person in later life. Barking and Dagenham council stated that Domestic violence does not only occur amongst adults but also young people (teenagers), which is starting to create awareness within the society (NHS Barking and Dagenham). This is commonly referred to as teen ‘dating’ abuse. Subject to the aims of this project, one researched the term ‘dating’ within the US society and discovered that the broader international literature has accepted the term “dating” to define this part of the research. However, this term does not sit well within the UK context because most young people do not use or recognise the term “dating” within their language of speech.
Many of the teens that do get pregnant sadly do not know very much about the whole process. They know about the actual act itself obviously, but they do not know the harm that can come from it. They are not aware of the things that can protect them for the repercussions of their actions. One of the main reasons teens fail to use birth control( if they even know about it) is that they were using alcohol and or drugs at the time. In one recent study of teen pregnancy 1/3 of the 14-21 year old's that were studied said they had gotten pregnant while they were drinking or drunk.