A Study On Eating Disorders

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Part 3: The Research Paper At least “every 62 minutes someone dies” as a direct result from suffering an eating disorder (“EDC 1”). Eating disorders like binge eating, Bulimia, and Anorexia, include strange behaviors when it comes to food.Eating disorders affects their mentality, and how the person visually looks like. Some eating disorders are caused by stress which eventually ends up leading to depression. Many eating disorders are caused because of how the media glorifies them. In all the magazines all the women are extremely thin which causes many women and young adults to get Bulimia, Anorexia or any other types of eating disorders.There is a good percentage of people which are in denial about their eating disorder, because they don…show more content…
When these feelings last for a short period of time, it may be a case of “the blues.” (Barbee J. G. 1).” Those with eating disorders believe that they don 't fit in with the rest of society. In order for the depression to improve achieving a certain a certain body type will ease the way they feel. While eating disorders may first “appear to be solely about food and weight preoccupations”, people suffering from eating disorders often try to use food and the control of food to cope with feelings and emotions that may otherwise seem overwhelming (“Barbee J.G”2). Being able to control something in their lives make them feel better, therefore, makes them feel less discouraged. Those diagnosed mentally feel lonely, and assume that nobody can relate with them. Depression is a way that many people cope with their eating disorders. Having an eating disorder modifies the way others view each other. People now believe that what is shown on the internet is the ideal body image for everybody. In reality the body type “portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of American females” (“Eating Disorder Statistics 1”). Our media’s increased obsession with the thin-ideal and industry promotion of a “perfect” body may contribute to unrealistic body ideals in people with and without eating disorders. Success and worth are often identified with being thin in popular culture. Success is often confused with losing weight
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