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Environmental issues would include aspects such as depression due to family problems, and pressure from peers as far as appearance is concerned. What are eating disorders? Before considering eating disorders, it is perhaps necessary to understand what is meant by a relatively normal eating pattern in adolescents and using that as background, mark the links, or the discrepancies, which develop into what is known as eating disorders. In so doing it is essential to understand that there is a marked difference between individuals with unusual eating ... ... middle of paper ... ...mage intervention based on risk factors for body dissatisfaction: A controlled study with adolescent girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 43(2), 112-122.
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There is also the complex issue of women feeling that by having an eating disorder they are finally in control of something in their life. This may sound strange, but much research has shown that women who have been abused or neglected in their childhoods develop these problems of control. (Attie and Brooks-Gun, pp.70-71). Studies suggest that eating disorders often begin in early to mid-adolescence. They are directly connected to pubertal maturation and the increases in body fat that... ... middle of paper ... ...hing else, we need to find compassion and understanding for the victims of eating disorders.
The relationship the parent has with their children reflects back to the child’s emotional stability. If the child has body dissatisfaction, has a low self-esteem, or is crying out for attention because there is lack of affection within the household than this could lead to a severe condition of an eating disorder. Furthermore, there are many types of eating disorders that take over young girls such as, Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia which are the most common, there is also Binge-Eating, as well as Obesity. There are three main types of parenting styles authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive. Authoritative parenting styles are the most effective for young children because the parent has a supportive bond with their children, but also disciplines their children when it needs to be done.
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The participants of the study at hand were recruited from an Isreali treatment center for eating disorders. Parents were asked to fill out the Parental Authority Questionnaire investigating if they belong to the authoritative, authoritarian or permissive parenting style. Their children had to fill out the Eating Disorder Inventory and the Eating Attitude Test. In addition it was recorded whether the patients recovered from their symptoms for at least one year. Enten and Golan (2009) found that high scores on the authoritative parenting style correlated with low scores on body dissatisfacti... ... middle of paper ... ...), 887-907.
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The Influence of Family Functioning on Eating Disorders Understanding the etiology of an eating disorder is perhaps the most complicated issue surrounding the disease, as teasing apart cause and consequence can be extremely difficult. This problem becomes immediately apparent when examining family factors associated with eating disorders. Research over the past decade has focused largely on identifying family factors that potentially contribute to the development of an eating disorder in an individual, and further refining these characteristics into prototypes for the “anorexic family” or the “bulimic family.” Identifying a pattern of specific family risk factors would be an extremely useful tool in recognizing those vulnerable for developing an eating disorder. While the research has been unable to paint an entirely complete picture of family characteristics, certain traits surface as typical to the eating disordered family. Unfortunately, much of the existing literature on family factors and eating disorders relies upon correlational data, as controlled studies are difficult to conduct within a family setting.