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  • Males With Eating Disorders
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    References American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed. ). Washington, DC: Author. Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (1998). ANRED: Males with Eating Disorders. Retrieved November 18, 2001 from the World Wide Web: web D.J., Camargo, C.A. Jr., & Herzog, D.B. (1997). Eating Disorders in Males: A Report on 135 Patients. American Journal of Psychiatry. 154, 1127-1131. Crosscope-Happel, C., Hutchins, D.E., Getz, H.G., & Hay...
  • Bulimia And Binge Eating Disorder
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    Eating Disorders are psychological disorders that result from a drive to be thin. They are broken down into three categories, anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Anorexia is diagnosed according to the DSM- -R in individuals with body weight that is significantly lower than the norm, extremely concerned with weight and shape, distorted self-image, and an absence of three consecutive menstrual periods, in women. Bulimia Nervosa is diagnosed according to the DSM- -R in individuals who hav...
  • Bulimia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder
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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 not...
  • Eating Disorders Anorexia And Bulimia
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    As a way to strive to be thin, or as a way to cope with low self-esteem and daily stresses, many people develop eating disorders on their path to try to be perfect. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa are the two most common eating disorders known, but they are not the only ones. Compulsive overeating, and anorexia athletica are other problems that people suffer with. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder caused by starvation in a person that is terrified of becoming overweight. A person who i...
  • People With Binge Eating Disorder
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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...
  • Food Avoidance Emotional Disorder
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    Many people may ask: What is an eating disorder? A simple definition of an eating disorder is abnormal patterns of behavior and thought. All eating disorders have shared characteristics. There is fear of becoming fat, drive to become thin, an obsession with food, weight, and calories. Families of sufferers also have an increased incidence of depression, obesity, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Two main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disord...
  • Bulimia And Binge Eating Disorder
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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...
  • People Associate Eating Disorders With 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 ...
  • Athletes With Eating Disorders
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    ... Unlike anorexics, bulimics do realize they have a problem and are more likely to seek help. The likely hood of a bulimic seeking help decreases the percentage of people who die from this disorder. A third eating disorder experienced in our society is body disorder. This is defined as 'imagined ugliness', or where the person sees herself / himself as ugly no matter what. This disorder is much harder to recognize then anorexia or bulimia. Clues to this disorder are slight and often subtle but ...
  • Eating Disorders
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    I have chosen the topic of eating disorders amongst adolescents for my reasearch project. By Meri am Webster Medical Dictionary definition, the term eating disorder is defined by the following; Eating Disorders: Psychological disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia) charachterized by gross disturbances of eating behavior. Anorexia Nervosa: Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder which is charachterized by self-starvation. Contrary to popular belief anorexics do eat every day even involving forbidden foods s...
  • 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 hosp...
  • 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 ...
  • Leading Cause To Eating Disorders
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    Millions of people daily battle to lose weight, but what happens when it gets out of hand? Eating disorders are very serious illnesses, which usually occur in teenage girls. Anorexia Nervosa is where a normal weight person diets becoming 15% or more underweight, but still feels fat so continues to starve themselves (Myers 445). Bulimia Nervosa is another eating disorder, but in this case they overeat and followed is vomiting, laxative use, fasting, or excessive exercising (Myers 445). Now that t...
  • People With Eating Disorders
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    Eating disorders are increasing every year, and can be found in girls from as young as 6 or 7, as well as adult women. It does not help when celebrities flaunt their trimmed and toned bodies all over television and newspapers, receiving so much praise for looking "good". Teenagers are the most likely group to develop eating disorders: many of them look up to celebrities and believe they too have to look good to get somewhere in life. The last thing we need is celebrities promoting radical diets ...
  • Apparent Eating Disorders In Young Diabetic Women
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    Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is one of the most common chronic illnesses of childhood and adolescence in North America. 1 Although most young patients with IDDM are healthy, up to 40 percent eventually have diabetes-related microvascular complications. 2, 3 The risk is greater in those whose diabetes is poorly controlled. 4 Eating behavior is categorized under three commonly selected categories. 4 Highly disordered eating is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following...
  • People To Eating Disorder Attitudes And Behaviors
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    Klum p, K.L., Mcgee, M., & Icono, W.G. (2002). Genetic Relationship Between Personality and Eating Attitudes and Behaviors. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111,380-389. Retrieved October 10, 2003 from Ovid database. In this study, the researchers originally took 676 16-18-year-old twins (111 twins did not complete part or all of the study and were therefore excluded) and analyzed their scores on the Minnesota Eating Disorders Inventory (M-EDI) and the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (...
  • Physical Dangers Of 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 that a ...
  • Excessive Eating Disorders
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    Anorexia and bulimia are excessive eating disorders. Anorexia is the act of starving oneself, usually to maintain a certain physical image. Bulimia is a disorder in which one person eats an excessive amount (bingeing) and then purges the food on purpose. Bulimics usually induce vomiting or use laxatives of some sort. There are many similarities in both illnesses, the most common being the cause. There seems to be a common occurrence of sexual and / or physical and emotional abuse in direct relat...
  • 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...
  • Person With Eating Disorders Look
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    Eating disorders are very common these days. What are eating disorders? According to the website I found, Adolescence Issue: Eating Disorders, an eating disorder is a severe disturbance in eating behavior, as well as unhealthy efforts to control body weight and abnormal attitudes about one's body and shape. The most commonly known eating disorders are Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa. What does it mean to be Bulimic or Anorexic? According to the website Vital Information, Bulimic means you b...

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