Eating Disorders Essay

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Tabitha HernandezMrs. HammillBiologyJune 11th, 2012 Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a worldwide problem and effect the lives of many. Women are much more likely than men to develop an eating disorder. One of three women have eating disorders, most of these women began to have the eating disorder due to stress, depression, and anger. Eating disorders stem is often formed with problem with self image caused by the media. Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing behavioral, biological, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors. While eating disorders may begin with preoccupations with food and weight, they are most often about much more than food. People with eating …show more content…

Bulimia Nervosa symptoms include, general behaviors or attitudes indicating weight loss or dieting, control of food becoming a primary concern, drinking excessive amounts of water, maintains excessive rigid exercise regimen, has secret re-accurring episodes of binge eating, skips meals or takes small portions of food, engages in fasting or repetitive dieting, body weight varies from normal to mild, moderate, or severe obesity. Other eating disorders are combined symptoms that are listed above. The inner voices of anorexia and bulimia whisper that you will never be happy until you lose weight, that your worth is measured by how you look. But with treatment and support, you can overcome your eating disorder and gain true self-confidence The road to eating disorder recovery starts with admitting you have a problem. This admission can be tough, especially if you are still clinging to the mind- that weight loss is the key to happiness, confidence, and success. Recovery is about rediscovering who you are beyond your eating habits, weight, and body image. True recovery from anorexia and bulimia involves learning to listen to your body, listen to your feelings, trust yourself, accept yourself, love yourself, and to enjoy life again. Your eating disorder treatment plan may include, impatient treatment, individual or group therapy, eating disorder education,


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