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  • People With Eating Disorders
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    Anorexia and Bulimia Anorexia and Bulimia are serious, functional eating disorders. There are many similarities with the two diseases, but the few differences differentiate the two. Mostly occurring in women, these disorders cause a person to look in the mirror and see themselves as 73.6-80.6 percent larger than they really are. These are terrible diseases that are almost purely mental and they need immediate treatment. Anorexia is an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of gain...
  • Bulimia And Depression
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    Bulimia nervosa is defined as two or more episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of a large amount of food, up to 5,000 calories) every week for at least three months. The binges are sometimes followed by vomiting or purging and may alternate with compulsive exercise and fasting. The symptoms can develop at any age from early adolescence to 40, but usually become clinically serious in late adolescence. Bulimia is not as dangerous to health as anorexia, but it has many unpleasant physical ef...
  • Physical Effects Anorexia And Bulimia
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    A variation of Anorexia, Bulimia ranges from excessive food intake, to an out of control compulsive cycle of binge eating where extraordinary amounts of any available food, usually of high carbohydrate content, may be consumed. Once having gorged, the victims are overcome with the urge to rd themselves of what they hate eaten by purging themselves, usually by vomiting, and sometimes by massive doses of laxatives. Between these obsessive bouts, most are able to accept some nutrition. Whereas the ...
  • Cause Bulimia And Anorexia
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    Bulimia and anorexia is a growing epidemic in America. Bulimia and Anorexia can start at any age, but is most common between the ages of 11-17 years old. Of all the individuals that experience this illness only 50% of all of them are ever cured, and another 6% that suffer from this horrible illness will experience death. This illness has become very deadly to our young adults. Bulimia and anorexia can cause a distorted image in a persons mind because they truly believe they are overweight. In th...
  • Anorexia Nervosa And Related Eating Disorders
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    Starving for Acceptance In today's society, where physical characteristics are used to measure beauty and success, people are willing to push their bodies to extremes to achieve physical perfection. As an overweight woman, I may be considered a failure of society's beauty test. However, my high self-esteem and acceptance of my body allows me to not be disturbed by what, to some, may seem as a sign of failure. Unfortunately, there are people whose desire to be accepted by society causes them to d...
  • Eating Disorders Like Anorexia And Bulimia
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    Anorexia and Bulimia: A Concise Overview As many as 20% of females in their teenage and young adult years suffer from anorexia or bulimia (Alexander-Mott, 4). Males are also afflicted by these eating disorders, but at a much lower rate, with a female to male ratio of six to one. Those with anorexia refuse to maintain a normal body weight by not eating and have an intense fear of gaining weight. People with bulimia go through periods of binge eating and then purging (vomiting), or sometimes not p...
  • Bulimia Nervosa June Engel
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    Bulimia Nervosa June Engel (1993), found that today's society's idealization of thinness is producing an alarming increase in eating disorders especially among young women. The never-ending efforts to lose weight and conform to the media image of an "ideal" shape are leading more and more young people to diet at the cost of health. Weight - preoccupation is now widespread in our society, affecting the people of all ages, classes, occupations and ethnic backgrounds. June, Engel (1993) reported th...
  • Eating And The Purging Non Purging Behavior
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    Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder defined by a refusal to maintain minimal body weight within 15 percent of an individual's normal weight. The term anorexia literally means loss of appetite, but this is not true. In fact, people with anorexia nervosa ignore hunger and thus control their desire to eat. They begin to diet, and then the dieting turns to an obsession. Like all eating disorders, anorexia nervosa tends to occur in pre- or post-puberty, but can develop at ...
  • Instance Of The Disorder Of Anorexia Nervosa
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    Anorexia Nervosa: 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. Bulimia: an eating disorder in which persistent overconcern with the body weight and shape leads to repeat episodes of binging (consuming large amounts of food in a short time) associated with induced vomiting. To support our definitions we interviewed Dr. David Paul of Charter ...
  • Bulimia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder
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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...

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