Anorexia Nervosa Is A Serious Eating Disorder That Affects Women And Men Of All Ages

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“Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder that affects women and men of all ages. It’s characterized by three key features: refusal to maintain a healthy body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted body image” (Smith & Segal, 2016). Individuals with this disorder do not have healthy eating habits, most often not eating at all. They will starve themselves, excessively exercise, eat very little, purge at random times, and/or throw up their food following their “meal”. Anorexia can arise from a multitude of reasons from biological to environmental factors, depending on the individual. Although, almost all of the people who acquire it share a common issue of having low self-esteem. Having anorexia affects your whole body. Normal bodily functions will stop and everything will start shutting down slowly. Norms are certain actions or ways of life that are considered to be “normal” and practiced by the majority of society; they are basically unwritten “rules” of society. Those with anorexia are violating morals and norms by not eating, starving themselves, pretending to eat, throwing up after eating, dieting when not necessary/over-dieting, losing “too” much weight, being “too” skinny, constant un-satisfaction and/or obsession with self-body image, etc. All of these behaviors are considered unusual to most of society and are not practiced by average/healthy human beings who maintain their body weight and eating habits. I believe this type of deviance serves as…

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