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  • Eating Disorders Within Western Cultures
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    During any given day, the American society is inundated by our perception of the ideal woman. The ideal of a slim and slender body bombards young women on television, in magazines and even while walking across campus of their University. It is this ideal that is prevalent in our society that drives women and some men to starve and deprive their bodies of the necessary nutrients in order to achieve what appears to be most desirable. The motives behind each individual can vary, but most women do t...
  • Vulnerable To Developing Eating Disorders
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    Two main eating disorders pertain to thinness they are Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa. Anorexia is the refusal to eat enough food so that your body can maintain a normal height and weight. Bulimia is a pattern of eating large quantity of food in a short period of time followed by vomiting, using laxatives, or overexercising (Harrison, 1). Females are particularly vulnerable to developing eating disorders. It seems due to the media and how they portray the image of thin women on television,...
  • Development Of Eating Disorders
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    You open up a magazine and fine a beautiful woman who is 110 pounds soaking wet. Her eyes are the starring straight at the camera with her thin lips clinched together and her neck slightly raised. This in my most cases is what beauty is brought out to be. Sometimes you have to ask yourself, how many of those girls do you actually see? For others its, how do I become that? Many teen girls suffer with anorexia, an eating disorder in which girls use starvation diets to try to lose weight. They star...
  • Increased Risk For Developing Schizophrenia
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    The Environmental Causes of Schizotypal Personality Disorder Schizotypal personality disorder (SPD), is considered by many as part of the schizophrenic spectrum. It is characterized by discomfort with other people, peculiar patterns of thinking and behavior, and eccentricity. These may take the form of cognitive or perceptual disturbances. Yet, unlike schizophrenia, these psychotic symptoms are not as fully developed as delusions or hallucinations but instead can be characterized as perceptual i...
  • Developing Eating Disorders
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    Do I Look Fat? How many calories does it have? I can't eat that it's too fattening. Do I look fat? I wish I had her body. How many times can we listen to woman say the same thing over and over again? How many times can we (as women) think these things about ourselves? It is words and phrases like these that seem to plague the minds of over 7 million women across the United States (Eating Disorders in the USA). Why is it that so many woman have such a preoccupation with the way their body's look?...
  • Eating Disorders And Celebrities
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    Many people feel a pressure to look a certain way in today's world. Many also feel overweight, even though they are an average size. Numerous people are deceived by the media that happiness and success follows when a thin body is present. However, what they don't show on television is how unhealthy, both physically and psychologically, it is to have such an unrealistic image of "perfection" in their minds. There are so many different aspects when it comes to eating disorders and celebrities. The...
  • Development Of Eating Disorders In Adolescent Girls
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    Eating Disorders A vast amount of research has been done on the subject of eating disorders and their causes. Many eating disorders have been proven to emerge during adolescence and often serve as the foundations to more serious problems like anorexia and bulimia. This essay will explore the development of eating disorders in adolescent girls. It will show that these disorders are closely connected to the biological and psychosocial changes that occur during the adolescent period. Many teen girl...
  • Uncontrollable Eating And Consequent Weight Gain
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    11-2-01 Eating Disorders Bulimia is an illness characterized by uncontrolled episodes of overeating usually followed by self-induced vomiting or other purging. Alternative names for Bulimia are Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Purge Behavior, and also Eating Disorders. In bulimia, eating binges may occur as often as several times a day. Induced vomiting known as purging allows the eating to continue without the weight gain; it may continue until interrupted by sleep, abdominal pain, or the presence of ano...
  • Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa
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    The eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are complex psychosomatic illnesses. Underlying biological diatheses related to the regulation of mood, hunger, satiety, weight control, and metabolism, combined with psychological and sociocultural vulnerabilities, place an individual at risk for developing an eating disorder (Kaplan and Garfinkel, 1993). The American Anorexia Nervosa Association defines anorexia as a serious illness of deliberate self-starvation with profound psychiatri...
  • Psychological And Physical Effects Of Eating Disorders
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    Eating Disorders Researchers study eating disorders to try to understand the disorders and their many complexities. "Eating disorders are complicated psychiatric illnesses in which food is used to deal with unsettling emotions and difficult life issues" (Michel & Willard, 2003, p. 2). To help those with eating disorders, one must understand the causes, effects and treatments associated with the disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Compulsive Overeating are three common eating disorde...
  • Traumatic Stress Disorder
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    Post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to psychological problems in many men and women, and especially veterans, due to traumatic events. "Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened". (Insel, 2001, 1) History This disorder is a relatively new diagnostic. In fact, before the diagnosis, veterans called these symptoms "Shell Shock". It wasn't until 1980 that the DSM ma...
  • Most Important Risk Factor Concerning Eating Disorder
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    Lisa looks at herself in the mirror. She turns around and takes a good look at herself. She is thinking: " How can everyone else be so skinny while I am so fat? ". In fact Lisa is a high school student. Lately her situation has been worsening. Not only does she feel guilty when she eats, but she also purges it up when she is finished. This can be the beginning of an eating disorder called Bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders are amongst the most common psychiatric syndromes, and leads to most treat...
  • Family Of An Eating Disorder Patient
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    In America, girls are given the message at a very young age that in order to be happy and successful, they must be thin. Given the value, which our society places on being thin, it is not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase. In America thousands of teenage girls are dealing with emotional situations daily and eating behavior can be affected by the way they are feeling. Eating disorders affect over five million men and women in the United States, and sadly enough thousands of the...
  • Research Eating Disorders And Young Children
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    Eating Disorders And Young Children Essay, Research Eating Disorders And Young Children "Jessica! Time for supper!' I yelled upstairs. Jessica wouldn't come down. Finally, after ten minutes, she came and sat at the table in front of her food. No matter how hard I tried, she wouldn't eat anything. After a while I got the courage to ask her why she wouldn't eat her supper. She responded, "I am too fat. ' I was shocked to hear this from a fifth-grader who was only ten years old and was closer to be...

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