Essay on Anorexia Nervosa: Two Types of Eating Disorders

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Anorexia nervosa is a deadly eating disorder which makes people think that they are fat, even when they are really skinny. Anorexia is not only a physical disorder, but also a physiological disorder. The people who have it often feel fat, even though others say they aren’t, they are also scared of gaining weight. In order to prevent others from getting suspicious, they lie about the amount they eat.Normally, people who are 15% lighter than the expected body weight have Anorexia. A misconception that they develop is that they think that the thinner they are, the more they worth (self-worth). Anorexia Nervosa was first named and recognized in society in 1873. The name was given by Sir William Withey Gull.

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For example, in magazines, there are usually a lot of super thin models. Girls see it, and think that they are way too fat, and want to be like the models. This might already be the cause of an Anorexic case. However, some people get Anorexia because of super skinny friends or insults. The economics might also be a culprit, since when the economy drops, the person is under great depression, which might cause Anorexia. (Anorexia can be caused be depression)

However, Society and the Economics can be affected a lot by Anorexia Nervosa and other eating disorders. In Australia only, the total cost of all the Eating Disorders was $17.18 billion (2012). The socio-economic (interaction of social and economic factors) cost was worse - $69.7 billion in 2012. A lot of people with Anorexia Nervosa drops out of their friends, and lose all the friends they originally had. They also lose their jobs, because they are so weak and frail that they don’t have the ability or energy to do it anymore. In most Anorexia cases, there would be deaths, breakups, social isolation (ignorance), and heart attacks because of stress.

There is no actual medication that you can take to cure Anorexia, because it is mainly a physiological behavior. However, you can take medications for other mental disorders, such as anxiety or depression. Usually if your case of Anorexia is very serious, they would put you into medical care or homes. Most homes

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