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  • Womens Sexual Body
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    Bulimia Nervosa has begun to be recognized in the last 30 years as a serious psychological disorder, primarily affecting women. The essential features are binge eating, which may or may not co-occur with inappropriate means of weight gain prevention. Bulimia, as well as eating disorders in general are the result of biological psychological and psychosocial factors. Urges to overeat, gorge or purge may arise as a backlash to dieting or fasting, but often as a dead-end coping mechanism for many in...
  • Binge Eating
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    Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrolled binge eating, often involving extremely large amounts of high-calorie foods, followed by induced vomiting or the use of laxatives, or diuretics to "purge" or cleanse the body of the food eaten during the binge. An estimated thirty percent of high school and college age girls use this method to stabilize their weight, and then it turns into a fixed pattern of conduct. The binge eating and purging are carried out in se...
  • Bulimia The Causes
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    Specific purpose: I want my audience to understand what bulimia is. Organizational pattern: Cause-effect Introduction I. Attention statement: Nearly half of Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder such as bulimia, according to a recent survey of 1,264 adults, in the New York Times, by Zogby, published Friday July seventh. In addition the poll states that college graduates are more likely to know someone with an eating disorder (Zogby). II. Orientation phase point: I am going to...
  • Binge Eating Disorder
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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 ...
  • Binge Eating
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    The book I read was about the hard difficult task of overcoming this terrible eating disorder known as Bulimia. It is a secret addiction that dominates thoughts, severely undercuts self esteem, and threatens lives. Bulimia is a food obsession characterized by repeated overeating binges followed by purges of forced vomiting, prolonged fasting, and / or abusive laxatives, enemas and diuretics. A typical binge / purge cycle, who and why people become involved with bulimia, and the medical complicat...
  • Compulsive Overeating As An Eating Disorder
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    Eating plays a very important role in our lives. Not only is eating necessary to survival, but it is also a recreational activity, associated with most holidays, bringing joy to many people. However, for nearly 10 million people in the U.S. alone, eating is an enemy. (Bell, 65) These 10 million people suffer from some sort eating disorder, most commonly Anorexia nervosa or Bulimia nervosa. The first and most common eating disorder, affecting nearly seven million women and one million men each ye...

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