Argumentative Essay On Eating Disorders

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An eating disorder is described as “any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits”. Most people think eating disorders are only found in women when in fact 10-15% of eating disorders are found in men. “Up to 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder in the U.S.” As a survivor of an eating disorder I have seen the harmful effects it causes towards the body and the people around you. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) says that research has found that the public health significance and severity of all types of eating disorders are extremely high and need to be dealt with. There are several different types of eating disorders, the…show more content…
• Many people struggling with bulimia nervosa recognize that their behaviors are unusual and perhaps dangerous to their health. • Bulimia nervosa is frequently associated with symptoms of depression and changes in social adjustment. • Risk of death from suicide or medical complications is markedly increased for eating disorders. Binge Eating Disorder is a “serious mental illness characterized by regular episodes of binge eating. A person with Binge Eating Disorder will not use compensatory behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting or over-exercising after binge eating. Many people with Binge Eating Disorder are overweight or obese.” Binge Eating Disorder (BED) was officially recognized as an eating disorder in May 2013. It is the most common eating disorder in the United States. It is estimated to affect 1.5% of the population. That statists is about 60% women who deal with it this in early adulthood and 40% men who deal with it during mid-life. Because this diagnosis is so new many people do not understand or recognize the symptoms. Some of the symptoms are diverse and can be different from one person to the
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