• Eating Disorders Anorexia Food Disorder
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    Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a way of using food to work out emotional problems. These illnesses develop because of emotional and / or psychological problems. Eating disorders are the way some people deal with stress. In today's society, teenagers are pressured into thinking that bring thin is the same thing as being happy. Chemical balances in the brain that may also result in depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, and bi-polar disorders may also cause some eating disorders. Oth...
  • Eating Disorder Disorders People Food
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    "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fattest one of all" Fairy tales are not real, so is the image you see in the mirror. Thousands of people look in the mirror and hate what they see. When you look in the mirror, you see what eating disorder wants you to see, not the true picture. Despite the fact that many people think of an eating disorder as being an unhealthy quest for a perfect body, eating disorders are not about vanity and not really about weight. The causes of eating disorders are no...
  • Bulimia Induced Vomiting
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    BULIMIA Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressure, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness. Eating disorder also may be defined, as self-abuse. Two of these disorders, anorexia and bulimia, result from the fear or overeating and of gaining weight. This paper talks about what b...
  • Eating Disorders People Disorder Web
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    An eating disorder is an illness that involves an unhealthy feeling about the food we eat. "Eating disorders affect 5-10 millions Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide" (web 1). They also affect many people from women, men, children, from all ages and different races. People who have eating disorders usually see themselves as being fat when they really aren't. This usually deals with women or teenage girls mostly. They watch television, movies, read articles in magazines, and see pictur...
  • Eating Disorder Bulimia Weight People
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    Many people in America try to do something very dangerous, they try to obtain the impossible thin image that s in every magazine, in every store, all around them in society. Bulimia was first introduced as far back as the Ancient Greek, who in order to eat enormous amounts of food at their orgies, they would vomit as they ate, to make more room for food. Now at the present time, bulimia has taken on a new purpose. Due to a bad perceived image, many people turn to bulimia because they can eat lar...
  • Eating Disorders People Percent Anorexia
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    Millions of American women struggle with eating disorders. An eating disorder is a disturbance in eating behavior. Most people associate eating disorders with anorexia, 'active self-starvation or sustained loss of appetite that has psychological origins' (Coon 133), or bulimia, 'excessive eating (gorging) usually followed by self-induced vomiting and/ or taking laxatives (Coon 411). They need to purge their bodies of calories in any way possible, so they may also use diuretics or even exercise c...
  • Eating Disorder Disorders People Body
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    The definition of beauty as found in "Websters New World Dictionary" is, "Beauty- 1. the quality of being pleasing, as in form, color, etc. 2. a thing with this quality. 3. good looks. 4. a very attractive person, fe autre, etc." The concepts of beauty were first described by the ancient greeks. The classical values pushed order and serenity. Greek philosophers Plato and Socrates were attempting to define beauty. They thought of objects or nature as being inherently beautiful: beauty is inside ...
  • Anorexia Weight Nervosa Eating
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    Vanessa Pereira English 2 Mrs. Ska cel 24 March 1998 Thesis Statement: Anorexia Nervosa effects a person both physically and mentally. Anorexia is one percent of most prevalent eating disorder disease. The word anorexia itself means, " lack of appetite." Anorexia is an all-encompassing pursuit of thinness occurring. The person effected by Anorexia has an absolutely fear of becoming obese (Matthew 4). Approximately one percent of adolescent girls develops Anorexia Nervosa, a dangerous condition ...
  • Are Eating Disorders Assisted By Depression
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    Cause/Effect Paper: Are Eating Disorders Assisted by Depression? . As a fragile young girl entered the hospital, several people stop to stare at her fragile body. As the physicians examine her, they begin to realize she hasn't eaten in days. Several physicians begin to ask her questions concerning her eating behaviors. All she her behavior during the exam they noticed how depressed the girl seemed to be. When the exam was over the girl was immediately admitted to the psychiatric unit of the hos...
  • Binge Eating Disorder Bulimic Anorexic
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    BINGE-EATING THAT PLAGUES ADULTS NOW RECOGNIZED AS A DISORDER Many people binge once in a while, like at the holiday season or even just stress related. But when you do it constantly it gets to be a problem. Specialist Karen Es elson Belding says, "Binge-eating disorder is when an individual repeatedly consumes extremely large quantities of food-several thousand calories at a time-in an effort to cope with whatever is bothering them emotionally, like depression, grief of boredom." This disorder ...
  • Healthy Eat Eating Food Nutrition
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    Introduction Envision an elderly woman who is very weak, frail, and sickly looking. She cannot take part in normal daily activities, due to her ailment. She has very thin hair, skin, and nails. This woman appears to have aged physically beyond her years. She cannot enjoy the hobbies that she has in the past, because of the lack of muscle strength and bone density. The majority of her day is spent lying in bed watching television, only getting up when totally necessary to avoid pain and suffering...
  • Eating Disorder Disorders Weight Society
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    In a society that persists to prize themselves upon thinness, it is difficult for one to not blame others for their constant anxiety over weight. Eating disorders have been identified as a problem since 1689, and over the decades, the number of people afflicted with this illness has only increased furthermore. Depriving oneself of food to the point of collapsing or gorging on vast amounts of food only to vomit subsequently seems inconceivable. Yet this is a way of life to increasing numbers ...
  • What Are Eating Disorders
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    WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders are devastating behavioral maladies brought on by a complex interplay of factors, which may include emotional and personality disorders, family pressures, a possible genetic or biologic susceptibility, and a culture in which there is an overabundance of food and an obsession with thinness. When most people hear of someone with an eating disorder they almost automatically assume the person has a problem with food. Eating disorders are not a sign...
  • Abuse Counseling Disorders Food Eating
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    Abuse Counseling 2 Abstract The consequences of substance abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and food abuse in the United States are enormously costly (Greeno, 1996). Although the costs can probably be evaluated in dollars, they are more readily understood in human terms: family discord, neglect of children, personal misery, financial straits, medical problems, HIV infection, legal problems, incarceration, job loss, the list goes on. Combating and reducing the source of these problems has prov...
  • Anorexia A Problem We All Face
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    The World Book Encyclopedia defines anorexia as, "one who avoids food for psychological reasons'. Most "experts' believe that those who suffer from anorexia are starving themselves to avoid growing into adults. It is also common knowledge among these experts that anorexics "want to gain attention and a sense of being special'. People say that anorexia doesn't stop at affecting the victim at hand; instead, it surpasses the anorexic. Which means that anorexia affects the personality of the person;...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Eating Weight
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    Anorexia Nervosa, in medicine, a condition characterized by intense fear of gaining weight or becoming obese, as well as a distorted body image, leading to an excessive weight loss from restricting food intake and excessive exercise. Anorexia nervosa is not associated with any preexisting physical illness. It is found chiefly in adolescents, especially young women. Between 5 and 18 percent of known anorexia nervosa victims die of starvation, and the condition may also lead to abnormalities in th...
  • Anorexia Nervosa Diagnostic Criteria
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    Refusal Anorexia Nervosa Diagnostic Criteria Refusal to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height (e. g. , weight loss leading to maintenance of body weight less than 85% of that expected; or failure to make expected weight gain during period of growth, leading to body weight less than 85% of that expected). Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, even though underweight. Disturbance in the way in which one's body weight or shape is experienced, undue ...