They believe that eating disorders could possibly come from a mix of family history, social factors, and personality traits. Anorexia Nervosa People who have anorexia nervosa have a potent fear of gaining weight; due to this fear, victims of this disorder limit their food intake. These limitations can cause you to become very, very thin and eventually become very sick. Anorexia affects the body and mind. You start off dieting and then things quickly spin out of control.
Anorexia nervosa, one of the eating disorders, has proven to potentially threaten lives. Extreme weight loss and self-starvation transpire from anorexia (National). Signs and symptoms of the specific disorder vary. Some of the common symptoms include declining food, ignoring hunger, excessive fear of weight gain, obscured self-image, and loss of emotion (“Eating Disorders-Bing”). Anorexia nervosa results in premature mortality.
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.
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Bulimia nervosa is characterized by loss of control over eating which leads to food binges. These episodes are interspersed with episodes of purging, such as vomiting or laxative abuse, to keep weight down. The goal of anorexia is also to keep weight down , but to a more severe extent. Anorexia nervosa is marked by "a relentless pursuit of thinness, intense fears of becoming fat, and a distorted body image" (Lilenfeld 1996). There is a substantial weight loss and amenorrhea.
These are the ideas and ideals that bombard the eating disordered mind. These are the ideas that society projects and then questions why eating disorders are on the rise. Eating disorders were first recognized in the 1960’s and since then have branched out into subsections. Anorexia nervosa in the starving of oneself to be thin. Bulimia is the cycle of binging and purging food in order to lose weight.
To be diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, an individual must have a significantly low body weight due to food restriction as well as an unjustifiably acute fear weight gain. The patient must also possess a warped perception of their body, place a high value on weight or shape, or are in denial about their unhealthy condition (Comer, 2013). Many suffering from anorexia nervosa spend time thinking and reading about food (Comer, 2013). Anorexic patients tend to severely overestimate body size and have beliefs that support abstaining from ingesting food due to maladaptive thinking patterns (Comer, 2013). Sleep disruption conditions occur with Anorexia Nervosa (Comer, 2013).
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.
Both body image and eating disorders can bring problems to you and it can cause huge impacts in your life. Eating Disorder is not something that someone tells you, you have to do it, eating disorder is more like a mental issue and that has to do more with you. There are four types of eating disorders. The first one is Bulimia Nervosa. People with bulimia nervosa are “frequently having episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food and feeling a lack of control over there episodes.
Evidence shows that eleven million women and one million men have developed an eating disorder (Stephens et al). The social pressure to conform to a certain standard mainly affects girls, due to gender socialization and the objective theory. Eating disorders consisting of anorexia nervosa and bulimia are the result of a society that has underlying issues. The issues regarding society’s view for women and the media that reinforces this view, is the direct result of eating disorders that are continually on the rise. Gender socialization depicts how women are valued by their physical attributes, however; men are valued by their success and achievements.