Anorexia Nervosa And Binge Eating Disorder

1045 Words Apr 18th, 2016 5 Pages
There are varieties of eating disorders. The main ones are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. In one sample, the prevalence was as high as 80 % for patients diagnosed with restrictive anorexia nervosa, 43 % in anorexia nervosa binge-eating/purging subtype, 39. % in bulimia nervosa, and 32 % in eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). I am currently acquainted with a friend who has been diagnosed with, and is currently in treatment for, Anorexia Nervosa, also known as Anorexia. Anorexia is the most dangerous eating disorder because it can be unseen, it is very unhealthy, and the effect it has on the victim’s life is devastating. The first reason I think Anorexia is the worst eating disorder is because it can be unseen. The victim of Anorexia Nervosa mainly wants to stay confided in themselves with their thoughts and how they feel. They stay secluded with their thoughts because they don’t want anyone to think that they aren’t the “perfect” person that everyone may think they are. They will strive to be perfect in every way possible, and will even push themselves to death if that is what it takes. They usually tend to keep all of their feelings to themselves also. If they feel sad, depressed, or even angry, then they will show that they are feeling happy, when in all actuality, they are not. Along with the emotions and feelings that they hide within themselves, they also have a constant battle going on in their head. This battle…
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