A Research Project On Eating Disorders Essay

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The theme of this senior thesis project in Eating disorders. According to Alissa Smith writer of "Does social media play a role in eating disorders?." states that “more than 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders” (Smith). There are three types of eating disorders that will be shown with in this work. “Eating disorders can take several forms, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa also binge eating disorder, which is the most common eating disorder in the United States, according to the National Eating Disorder Association” (Smith). The first is Anorexia Nervosa. In this type of eating disorder is when the patient’s weight is too low. The patient has a fear of gaining weight, they also have low self-esteem about their body image. The second type is Binge Eating Disorder. Patients that binge eat often consume large amounts of food but then will self-induce vomiting. The patients often will feel guilt for binge eating and have a feeling of being out of control. Patients will often eat when they are not hungry, eat to the point of being discomfort and will eat alone since they are ashamed of their eating behavior. The third type of eating disorder that will be shown within this work is called Bulimia Nervosa. A patient with this type of eating disorder will often eat a large amount of food but then self-induced vomiting to prevent
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