Causes of Eating Disorders Eating disorders are several types of severe eating illnesses that

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Causes of Eating Disorders Eating disorders are several types of severe eating illnesses that cause people to maintain focus on only their diet and weight. Some prime examples of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating. Anorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder where people are so focused on their weight that they refuse to eat or eat as little as possible, bulimia nervosa is similar to anorexia except instead of eating so little people binge eat and then force themselves to big sick hoping that will help decrease their weight. Binge-eating may not seem as dire as the other eating disorders but it does the same amount of harm, it is when people eat as much as they can whenever they can. There is no…show more content…
Sorority’s anywhere can lead to all different types of eating disorders because they need to have the image of perfection which in their minds is skinny. Another fact that not many people are aware of is that when teens are busy and have so much going on in their lives it isn’t necessarily a good thing. They might be feeling that they have no control over their lives and that the only thing that they can control is their weight so they focus their effort onto making that “perfect”. Another cause that can relate to most teens around the world whether they have an eating disorder or not is the social media factor. Social media is slowly taking over the world and one message that seems to becoming across the loudest is that women cannot be happy unless they are skinny and toned to physique perfection and that men cannot be happy unless they have a six pack and huge biceps to win all the ladies. People can’t go anywhere these days without seeing an advertisement that encourages better physical appearances than what they have right now, even if they are already skinny or are the perfect weight for their height. “One study reports that at age thirteen 53% of American girls are unhappy with their bodies this grows to 78% by the time they are seventeen (Teen Health & Media).” What teens and other people aren’t aware of is that

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