Individuals that suffer from Anorexia Nervosa are over critical of self-image and they feel like their weight is a measure of their self worth. (Schullherr, Eating Disorders For Dummies) These individuals often deny that they are too thin. In females, they will quit h... ... middle of paper ... ...t) In closing, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa both have severe repercussions on the affected individual’s health and psychological well being. These two eating disorders not only affect their physical health, but also have severe, long-term psychological effects. If individuals that are suffering from either eating disorder go without treatment, the disease can become detrimental to their health.
Eating disorders are not only a mental illness but also a physical illness that can lead to death and starvation. Eating disorder are triggered from social media, body shaming, and physiological disorders especially targeting the adolescent age group that are experience many physical and chemical changes in their body’s. Each and every day people are judged for their appearance, how they dress, what there eating, what their favorite songs on the radio. We live in a world where the media is so prevalent especially now wher... ... middle of paper ... ...isorders are a real thing and they only have a negative impact on your body. These disorders can all be treated my medical professional with the aide of phycologists.
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.
Families of sufferers also have an increased incidence of depression, obesity, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Two main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person is obsessed by thoughts of an unattainable image of “perfect” thinness. This occurs by starvation and/or excessive exercise and can result in death. Bulimia is an eating disorder involving the alternation between the extremes of eating large amounts of food in a short time, and then compensating for the added calories either by vomiting or other extreme actions to avoid gaining weight.
Also the victim may be preoccupation about food, calories, fat grams, dieting, and even your weight. When you are self starving yourself there are health consequences like your body is not getting the nutrients it needs to function right so therefore you're destroying your body slowly (Renner , J. 2001). A second kind of disorder is Bulimia Nervosa, which is where you consume a large amount of food and vomit it back up. The statics for this disorder is that 80% of women are affect and these w... ... middle of paper ... ...r feelings that may seem overwhelming.
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). Several other factors such as family and personal problems, a low self-esteem, and the desire for the “ideal” body may also contribute to the development of an eating disorder. Eating disorders have reached epidemic levels. Over seven million women and one million men, children and adolescents have an eating disorder.
Bulimia is commonly associated with mood disorders, obsession issues, and poor impulse control (Pichika, Buchsbaum, Bailer, Hoh, DeCastro, Buchsbaum, & Kaye, 2013). This emotional illness can last for many years and often leads to wo... ... middle of paper ... ...nt state of anxiety due to their surroundings. Patients who suffer from Bulimia experience extremely low levels of serotonin which ends up making them feel depressed and often leads them to have very low self-esteem. When Bulimic patients binge eat on sweets or carbs those foods actually increase the serotonin levels in the brain which makes these individuals actually feel good. This in turn continues the unhealthy cycle of binge eating then regurgitating the food due to feelings of guilt.
Adolescent Eating Disorders With children as early as age 7 showing dissatisfaction with their body, and as young as 9 starting dieting, eating disorders are a serious issue in our society. Taking a look at perceptions, behaviors, and medical issues associated with the disorders of anorexia and bulimia, scholars have tried to categorize and find answers to the problems which certain adolescents suffer. In this paper I focused on the two major eating disorders of anorexia and bulimia. In 1978, Brunch called anorexia nervosa a 'new disease' and noted that the condition seemed to overtake ?the daughters of the well-to-do, educated and successful families.? Today it is acknowledged and accepted that anorexia affects more than just one gender or socio-economic class; however, much of the current research is focused on the female gender.
Most of us have heard about people who starve theirself because they are convinced that they are fat. The literal translation of anorexia is “loss of appetite” and nervosa meaning “for reasons of the nerves”. Nearly one in 200 people suffer from anorexia. Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous illness that affects people mentally, emotionally, and physically which can lead to a tragic death. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that makes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height.
Bulimic people fast for long periods of time, then so overcome by hunger they over indulge and feel as though they have lost control over themselves. They then feel guilty and undertake extreme measures to lose the weight they may have just put on by self inducing vomit or using other substances (diet pills, laxatives, Etc.) People that suffer from either disorder can recover, taking on average two ye... ... middle of paper ... ... out society. People need to be aware of its affects and that it is a serious psychological condition. The media has a huge impact on society’s views of outer beauty and they need to notice the affect it is having on younger women and men.