Another thing that can come along with eating disorders is a high rate for depression. Most eating disorders are more common in woman then in men. Anorexia is a very major disorder in the United States, 95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. [“ANAD”] Anorexia is much more common in women than in men. When you starve yourself you are denying your body the necessary protein and nutrients that it needs to function properly.
There are three different types of eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. According to Jessica Bennett, twenty-five million people in the United States suffer from binge eating disorder and ten million women and one million men suffer from either anorexia or bulimia. Studies have proven that bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating are set off by social, psychological, relationship or genetic factors; social factors, however, have the greatest impact on men and women. Of the three eating disorders, anorexia gets the most attention and has the highest mortality rate of six percent out of any mental illness. According to the International Journal of Eating Disorders, half of the deaths caused by anorexia are suicide.
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Sometimes a binger feels out-of-control or on auto-pilot when they begin there episode and also may not feel satisfied after bingeing. Binge Eating Disorder usually affects somebody who is overweight or obese, but people of regular weight can also be affected. (Smith, Segal, and J. Segal; February 2014) Binge Eating Disorder usually affects an estimated 1-5% of the general population. And also affects more women (60%) than men (40%). It is estimated that 3-5% (5 million) of women are affected.
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The exact causes of this illness are still unknown. According to the website web MD following factors that may affect the development of a binge eating: Depression: As many as half of all people with binge eating disorder are depressed or have been depressed in the past. Dieting: Some people binge after skipping meals, not eating enough food each day, or avoiding certain kinds of food. Lack of Coping skills: Studies suggest that people with binge eating may have trouble handling some of their emotions. Many people who are binge eaters say that being angry, sad, bored, worried, or stressed can cause them to binge eat.
Have you ever vomited and experienced the sting of acid on the back of your throat, missed a meal and felt your stomach grumble, or even eaten too much and felt bloated? These are some of the agonies that eating disorder sufferers endure every day. Eating disorders are psychological disorders in which the mind causes a disturbance from an established eating pattern. This paper is aimed to educate the reader about how eating disorders begin and what their consequences are. Although there are plenty different types of eating disorders, the main ones that will be focused on in this paper are: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating.
"I can't believe my nine year-old thinks she's fat." "I feel huge"" (Pratt, par. 1). These are what some people may say when they have a eating disorder or when they are not comfortable in there own skin because of this sickness. These eating disorders can be, but are not limited to, Anorexia Nervosa, when a person tries to avoid eating, Bulimia, when a person eats a lot and then goes and vomits, and binge eating is when a person can not get enough food.
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