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  • Anorexia Causes People
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    Anorexia Nervosa A lot of people including men not just women often dream about having the perfect body. Some may work hard for it and others may think they cannot achieve that dream. In our society, we seem to make body image appear to be almost one of the most important things. Young girls less then thirteen years of age can start to see themselves as being 'fat' even if they are thin. In fashion magazines for instance, you will hardly ever see pictures of overweight or slightly overweight peo...
  • Patients With Anorexia
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    "Anorexia Nervosa is a mental illness in which a person has an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of their weight and body shape. People with this illness believe themselves to be fat even when their weight is so low that their health is in danger" (Encarta). Eating disorders, such as Anorexia, are a major issue in society today due to society's stereotypical view of women and young teenage girls, in, but many cases men are affected too. Anorexia Nervosa has been believed ...
  • Disease Anorexia
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    Anorexia Anorexia is an eating disorder caused by depression, guilt, or low self-esteem. When a person is suffering from anorexia they do not eat anything or if they do eat it is very little. Most of the people with this disorder have a big fear of being or becoming fat. They feel there lives will be better if they are thinner. They also see a poor image of themselves. It is very common for people with this disease to be perfectionists. Anorexia causes several changes to your body such as, malnu...
  • Disorders Like Anorexia
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    Anorexia Anorexia is described in two ways, American and European. The American description is the refusal of food and the refusal to maintain the normal body weight for your height and age group. The European description for Anorexia is a disorder that most commonly occurs in girls in their younger years and it is determined by deliberate weight loss that also can be sustained or induced by the patient. They say that anorexia is technically a mental disorder but can lead to serious physical pro...
  • Cause Of Anorexia
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    Danielle Nesbitt ANOREXIA NERVOSA Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to intentionally starve themselves or severely restrict their food intake. Anorexia usually occurs at the time of puberty and involves extreme weight loss. People who have this disorder have a fear of becoming overweight even though they are 15% below the average weight. Many causes of anorexia show that they adhere to strict exercise routines to keep off weight, 90% of all anorexics are women. The cause ...
  • One Clearcut Cause For Anorexia
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    What causes Anorexia Nervosa? Eating disorders are not new. Anorexia Nervosa was first formally diagnosed in 1874, and the symptoms have been observed as far back as 300 years ago. (Walsh and Devlin 1) Although the condition has been known for centuries, it seems to be center stage now during the last decade or so. What is behind Anorexia? Is it inherited? Is Anorexia caused by some type of mental illness, or maybe environmental pressures? Does culture play a role in whether or not someone suffe...
  • Possible Cause Of Anorexia In Young People
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    The Causes and Effects of Anorexia When I think of anorexia, a few things come to mind. I think of really bad episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 and Baywatch in which females, usually teenagers, starve themselves and take diet pills. The eating problem is always resolved within the time span of one 30 minute episode. From the research I've done thus far on anorexia, I now know that this is a very unrealistic representation of what is actually a very serious disease. The purpose of this study is two...
  • Loss Of Body Fat
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    Anorexia Have you ever seen people constantly playing with their food? One might think they have a stomach problem or are not interested in food. Actually, they might be hiding the symptoms of a disease which affects millions of Americans. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders says that there is an estimated 7 million females and 1 million males who suffer with this disorder. This disease is known as anorexia. There are many factors that influence people to become...
  • Daughter Of A Middle Class Family
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    Anorexia Differing from what most people, including me, had believed before reading The Origins of Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is not new to the world as we believe. Most people assume that it originated from the modern models we see on TV and in magazines. But as we very interestingly find out that anorexia has a long history dating back over 120 years. In 1873 Anorexia was determined by two different doctors in two different counties. One in France and one in England. Charles La segue gave an i...
  • Treatment For Anorexia Nervosa
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    Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a fear of being fat, a distorted body image, radically reduced consumption of food, and emaciation (Tavis and Wade, 2002, p. 477). Anorexia can occur in teenage girls and boys, as well as women and men. There are many different symptoms of this disease, but the most common symptoms of anorexia are physical. Although treatment of anorexia is difficult, there are ways of receiving treatment for the disease. Anorexia Nervosa i...
  • Weight As People With Anorexia
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    What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is an illness that usually occurs in teenage girls, but it can also occur in boys. People with anorexia are obsessed with being thin. They lose a lot of weight. They are terrified of gaining weight. They believe they are fat even though they are very thin. Anorexia isn't just a problem with food or weight. It's an attempt to use food and weight to deal with emotional problems. What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia? People with anorexia sta...
  • Anorexia And Other Eating Disorders
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    Anorexia Nervosa is a very serious disease that is plaguing many young people in our society. This is something that is becoming more and more prevalent. It is something that should not be taken lightly. I have chosen to do my Science report on this topic, because it is something intriguing and it is found in many teens. This is a topic that is too foreign to many people and they need to be educated on the subject. I hope to help that in anyway I can. In the following paragraphs I will discuss t...
  • Criteria For The Eating Disorder Anorexia Nervosa
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    Anorexia Nervosa Victims In American society women are given the message starting from a very young age that in order to be successful and happy, they must be thin. Anorexia is on the edge, it is not surprising given the value which society places on being so thin. A person suffering with anorexia nervosa has an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of their weight and body shape. People with this illness believe themselves to be fat even when their weight is so low that thei...
  • People With Severe Anorexia
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    Anorexia Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is an illness that mainly affects adolescent girls, but it can also occur in boys. People with anorexia are obsessed with being thin. The most common features are loss of weight and change in their behaviour. The weight loss may become severe and life threatening. There personality changes will be those of increasing seriousness and introversion and an increasing tendency to become obsessional. Victims of anorexia will usually begin to ...

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