Anorexia Nervosa Essay

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Anorexia Nervosa

I have chosen to study about Anorexia Nervosa because I would like to know more about this topic and why people do it to themselves. I wonder why young people in particular feel that they need to be so thin.

In this assignment I would like to study mainly on why teenage girls feel so conscious about their bodies, what they feel about the way that women are portrayed in the media and the effects of Anorexia Nervosa.

To be able to cover this stage of work, I will find information from the Internet and the library, write off to a campaign and collect leaflets. From all of this information I find I hope to get photos and information all about the causes, treatment and the
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There are always pictures in teenage magazines and in the newspapers. They are a bad influence on all teenagers as it is very easy to get jealous. One thing every girl should know is that as all their bodily changes take place, most girls begin to get more body fat, which makes them curvier in shape. This is not just a case of 'getting fat', but rather becoming more 'womanly' in shape. At some point most girls begin to worry that they are putting on weight and start to compare themselves to models in magazines.

What are the causes?

The disease usually begins in young people around the time of puberty. The causes for this disease are still not known. Some people think that if they are thinner they will be more happy and successful. Some times the causes of anorexia can be from a painful childhood, sexual abuse, physical abuse, domineering coaches and controlling relationships and they are punishing themselves because of it. Domineering coaches are a reason for anorexia because for example Ballet, you have to be slim and petite, for obvious reasons. If a girl wants to be a Ballet dancer and they are told they cant because they haven't got the right figure then they will do what ever it takes to change that. This may make them go over the top and start to get too thin. Girls that don't think
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