Eat to live – don’t live to eat (or not to). This is very hard for a person with an eating disorder to understand since food is their tool for handling the stress and anxiety in their lives. Eating disorders affect millions of Americans each year (Eating Disorders 1). The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Compulsive Overeating. These disorders are serious, and, when taken to extremes, can be life threatening as well.
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.
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Present are many eating disorders. Some of which include: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, and purging. Eating disorders can be very dangerous. On occasion they can even lead to death. There are ten million females and one million males that fight a life or death battle with an eating disorder.
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The two most common are called anorexia and bulimia (WebMD.Com Eating 1). The Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, association (ANRED), states “Anorexia and bulimia affect primarily people in their teens and twenties, but clinicians report both disorders in children as young as six and individuals as old as seventy-six” (ANRED Statistics 1). Anorexia and bulimia are both serious eating disorders with differences and similarities in their symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatments and prognosis. Although anorexia and bulimia share many of the same symptoms, they also have many differences. “About half of people with anorexia also have symptoms of bulimia” (MayoClinic.Com 2).
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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. A eating disorder is not always easy to pick up on just because of what the person says because it also has a lot to do with "a sud... ... middle of paper ... ...ased Adolescents: Support for a Relationship between Eating Disorder Symptoms, Low Fatty Acid Intake and Depressive Symptoms.. (n.d.): n. pag. 20 Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Nov. 2013.
Approximately ten percent of males have been detected as having one of these eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa is considered a psychiatric illness. The media can play a role in how a person views themselves, and can affect their self image. In a survey, fifty-eight percent of one hundred eighty five college females felt pressured to be a certain weight (National
Many people hope for the “perfect” body, the one they see in all the magazines. When dieting and exercise do not give these people the results they want, many times these individuals turn to eating disorders. In the United States eating disorders have become a reoccurring problem. Anorexia and bulimia make up the two most common eating disorders among all age groups. Anorexia and bulimia threaten the lives of many people in the United States.