Eating Disorders And Society - 3,436 words
... disorders are complex illnesses that affect adolescents with increasing frequency. They rank as the third most common chronic illness in adolescent females, with an incidence of up to 5%, a rate that has increased dramatically over the past three decades. Two major subgroups of the disorders are recognized: a restrictive form, in which food intake is severely limited (anorexia nervosa), and a bulimic form, in which binge eating episodes are followed by attempts to minimize the effects of overeating via vomiting, catharsis, exercise or fasting (bulimia nervosa). These eating disorders are complex illnesses, which in 90% of the cases affect young women in their teen years and early 20s. T ...
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Eating Disorders Among Athletes - 1,967 words
The Growing Problem of Eating Disorders Among Athletes Most people would expect athletes to know the latest fitness and health information. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Eating disorders affect male and female athletes all over the world, causing problems in their performance as well as impairing their health. Moreover, pressure from coaches, who should be the most concerned with the health and performance of their athletes, can be the main cause in the development of eating disorders. Parents and coaches should work together to watch the weight and eating habits of their children and athletes so that they can help prevent these disorders from occurring. There are several types ...
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Eating Disorders - 338 words
The influence of the media on the increase of eating disorders cannot be refuted. From an early age we were bombarded with images and messages that reinforce the idea to be happy and successful you must be thin. Today, you cannot read a magazine or newspaper, turn on the television, listen to the radio, or shop at the mall without being assaulted with the message that fat is bad. The most frightening part is that this destructive message is reaching kids. Today even elementary kids are obsessed with their weight. Diet and diet related products alone are a 33 billion dollar a year industry. In 1970 the average age of a girl on a diet was 14, buy 1990 it was 8. Everywhere you go, people are al ...
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Eating Disorders - 950 words
I. Imagine a 19 year-old girl, lets say her name is Kim. Shes 55, about 90 pounds. She has blond hair but is bald in some places and its falling out by the handful. Kim also has this gross layer of peach fuzz growing all over her face and body and her teeth are a yellowish color from occasionally throwing up after she eats, which is probably only a lettuce leaf or a diet coke every day. Kims face is sunken in and her body is so emaciated that you can actually see all of the bones protruding. Her pulse is weak and she went into kidney failure last week due to malnutrition. Currently, Kim is in the hospital but no one knows if she will get out. This is a portrait of an anorexic. II. I am here ...
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Eating Disorders - 715 words
Each year a million of women in America are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The most common eating disorders are bulimia and anorexia. Eating disorders occur in men and older women, but more than 90 percent of those afflicted with these diseases are adolescents and young adult women. Two to three percent of young women develop bulimia, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating, followed by vomiting or other "purging" behaviors to control their weight. In comparison, two percent of young women develop anorexia, a sickness in which one intentionally starves ones body. The causes of these diseases are not very clear and can vary from emotional to physica ...
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The Growing Number Of Teenage Girls Being Stricken With Eating Disorders Today - 649 words
An eating disorder is defined as a preoccupation with dieting and thinness leading to excessive weight loss. Ten years ago, the number of teenagers who suffered from eating disorders was less than 500,000. Today, there are more than three million teenage girls, in the U.S. alone, being stricken with diseases such as anorexia and bulimia. The alarming fact is that more than 15% of these girls will die. There are a number of different causes behind the developement of eating disorders. The stress put on young girls by the opposite sex and the fact that young girls face constant exposure to the "be thin" message from television, movies, fashion magazines, and the diet industry. Yet, the number ...
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Eating Disorders And Personality Disorders - 984 words
ter>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both Anorectic and Bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients adopt these disorders as their way of self mutilating. We may be witnessing a convergence of two criteria: self-mutilation and an impulsive (rather, compulsive or ritualistic) behaviour. The key to improving the mental state of patients with dual diagnosis (a personality disorder plus an eating disorder) lies in concentrating upon their eating and sleeping ...
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Knowing The Dangers Of Eating Disorders - 1,373 words
Imagine a thirteen-year-old girl who weighs 60 pounds because she is starving herself. Every time she looks in the mirror, she sees herself as fat. Picture her parents watching their daughter literally disintegrating into thin air. This is the life of a family dealing with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are a major problem with the young people of today's society. While anorexia and bulimia are sociological problems plaguing the world's youth, there are also other eating disorders. This "fat phobia", or fear of being over-weight, disturbs people to the point where they are in a way, committing suicide. It is not surprising that eating disorders are on the increase due to the value soci ...
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Teenagers With Eating Disorders In The Novel "fat Chance" - 1,084 words
Once upon a time in the land of perfect dreams, I was a beautiful princess and I lived in a castle and could eat anything I wanted. Quotes SimplySarah. Teenagers with eating disorders, specifically Bulimia, often desire one thing, perfect body. They believe that being overweight is the cause of all their misfortunes, and if they could only loose the fat, all of their problems would disappear as well. When in fact most of them arent overweight, and are around normal size for their age. When they loose the desired weight, they dont appreciate it and keep going until it becomes an obsession. Simply Sarah and Fat Chance are two stories that have many similarities and differences, for example, Wh ...
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia And Bulimia Essay - 1,454 words
I was going to write this exercise as a study or a list of facts about the problems caused by eating disorders, and how they effect people of my age. However, I have to decide to give the real facts and feeling that the glossy magazines exclude. For about a year I have had an obsession with my weight and appearances, in many ways it has gradually over take my life, controlling what I do and how I think. Just after the school Christmas holidays I started treading on the day deciders. These small objects would decided whether my day would go well or not, to a person with an eating disorder this block of metal and plastic that tell your weight, controls their day, week and even their month. The ...
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Eating Disorders - 1,876 words
Eating disorders are sweeping this country and are rampant on junior high, high school, and college campuses. These disorders are often referred to as the Deadly Diet, but are often known by their more popular names: anorexia or bulimia. They affect more than 20% of females between the age of thirteen and forty. It is very rare for a young female not to know of someone with an eating disorder. Statistics show that at least one in five young women have a serious problem with eating and weight (Bruch, 25). The Deadly Diet appears to be a mostly female problem. Eating disorders are most common in the middle to upper middle class families. Currently, the incidence is much lower in females from t ...
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Eating Disorders: Anorexia - 1,578 words
Each year millions of people in the United States are affected by serious and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders. The vast majority are adolescents and young adult women. Approximately one percent of adolescents girls develop anorexia nervosa, a dangerous condition in which they can literally starve themselves to death. Another two to three percent develop bulimia nervosa, a destructive pattern of excessive overeating followed by vomiting or other ' purging ' behaviors to control their weight. These eating disorders also occur in men and older women , but much less frequently. The consequences of eating disorders can be severe. For example, one in ten anorexia nervosa leads to death ...
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Eating Disorders - 1,069 words
One of the most prevalent disorders amongst the youth of this era is eating disorders. While some overlook it and don't think it is a problem eating disorders should be given serious consideration. This is because the psychological ramification of eating disorders tends to have lasting effects over the course of the adolescents' life. An eating disorder is any of various psychological disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, which involves insufficient or excessive food intake. They are a silent epidemic and a exceedingly negative response to a misinterpretation of one's role in the world. Adolescents with eating disorders are usually convinced they're ugly, worthless, and untalented. ...
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When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Body Image - 1,074 words
Through the use of imagery, the display of life-styles, and the reinforcement of values, advertisements are communicators of culturally defined concepts such as success, worth, love, sexuality, popularity, and normalcy. Of particular concern over the past two decades has been excessive use of sexual stereotypes, especially of women. Women are directly affected by this advertising, beyond the mere desire to purchase the product or service described. The influence of the media on people is tremendous, and the effect of advertisements that direct images of beauty, and the perfect slim figure have a harmful effect on a great deal of the world's population, especially women. The media has portray ...
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Mental Illness - 1,213 words
Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness, Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link try to show whether there is a relation between mental illness which is linked to ethnicity and people with diverse backgrounds. In contrast, there is the view of Elaine Schowalter who is skeptical about doctors diagn ...
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Dancing With Anorexia - 773 words
September 5, 2000 Writing from Recall (final draft) As a young girl, nothing made me feel more grown-up than getting ready for holidays with my mom and her sisters. The women on my moms side of the family gathered in a spare bedroom of my grandparents home and prepared themselves for the festivities. The excitement was exhilarating and I felt special to be included in this sacred ritual at such a tender age. Make-up cluttered the vanity, countless articles of clothing, pairs of pantyhose, socks, and shoes littered the bedroom floor, and the noise from the constant conversations was deafening. As much fun as we had during those times, the core of these memories for me is the focus that was pl ...
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Adding Up - 912 words
Weight loss can be a battle between mind and body brought on by societys pressure to be lean and beautiful. In every magazine, TV shows, commercials, and on billboards are beautiful thin women. This puts great pressure on young girls and women to be thin and beautiful. Also in many magazine and commercials there are ads for weight loss programs. Many come in pill form such as Meridia. These miracle pills are not all they seem to be. An advertisement for Meridia, a hunger suppressant, attracts attention by showing a small quantity of food that would be left over after each meal. The slogan it would really add up expresses the idea that with the help of Meridia you will leave behind portions o ...
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Anorexia - 1,129 words
Anorexia is a condition that affects every part of you, your body, and your mind. In the world that we live in, where on every magazine cover, every tv show, and even in your home room, you see beautiful, skinny girls that seem to have everything they want. They seem to be popular, always happy, and have the perfect body. Many girls that are just beginning to go through adolescence feel that to be these perfect girls, they have to be skinny. They turn to Anorexia is a serious eating disorder, in which girls have an intense fear of becoming fat. The diagnostic criteria, although not all patients with anorexia experience these symptoms, are characteristics of anorexics. Anorexics have a refusa ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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