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  • Development Of Anorexia
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    Anorexia Nervosa Have you ever felt fat or self-conscious about the way you looked? These are questions that we may ask ourselves everyday, but anorexics ask themselves these questions every minute of everyday. Questions like this haunt an anorexic's conscience and ruin the way she / he perceives herself / himself. Anorexia is a very dangerous mental illness because it has many life- threatening effects. Anorexia is not a choice to be made. It is brought on by many pressures to be thin and it cl...
  • Normal Body Weight
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    Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervous a is an eating disorder that can lead to death if not taken care of. Anorexics are generally young women from the ages of 12 to 21 that have distorted body images. They see themselves as fat even if they are extremely underweight. anorexia is characterized by starvation, and dieting. Anorexia is a mental illness where there is a fear of eating and gaining weight. Most anorexics are at least 15% below there normal body weight. Anorexia is also characterized by th...
  • Word Anorexia
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    Anemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of healthy red blood cells or he mo Anorexia is primarily an illness that manifests itself in the mind. A person afflicted with this disease refuses food because of a debilitating fear that he or she will gain weight. The word anorexia means absence of hunger; : the Greek word for appetite and the prefix an- meaning without. This self-starvation does more damage than the anorexic may realize. Without sustenance, the body is unable to w...
  • Modern Societies View Eating Disorders And Anorexia
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    The World Book Encyclopedia defines anorexia as, "one who avoids food for psychological reasons'. Most "experts' believe that those who suffer from anorexia are starving themselves to avoid growing into adults. It is also common knowledge among these experts that anorexics "want to gain attention and a sense of being special'. People say that anorexia doesn't stop at affecting the victim at hand; instead, it surpasses the anorexic. Which means that anorexia affects the personality of the person;...
  • Person To An Eating Disorder
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    It would seem Anorexia INTRODUCTION - It would seem today that eating disorders are on the rise. While this may be true, the numbers may appear to grow only because more cases are being brought out into the open. The purpose of this paper is to address eating disorders and prove that these diseases, specifically Anorexia Nervosa, continue to plague both sexes due to psychological and environmental factors along with pressure from the media. This paper will also briefly go into unseen world of An...

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