Different Types of Disorders Essay

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Disorder can be defined as a disturbance to the regular or normal functions.(“Disorder”).

Disorders are something that the individual can not control. I believe that if they could be completely prevented, then there would be no such things as disorders. Who would really want to have a medical issue? Disorders range from functional disorders all the way to those considered mental disorders ("Disorder.").

Functional Disorders

According to TheFreeDictionary.com, functional disorder can be defined as a, “disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified (“Functional+disorder.”). An example of a functional disorder is Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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Those who binge eat consume very large amounts of food and do not try to prevent weight gain.

Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that is characterized by excessive weight loss due to self-starvation of oneself (“NEDA”). The self esteem of those who are affected by anorexia nervosa is overly related to his/her body image. A fear of weight gain and an obsession of prevents weight gain are found in those affected by this particular disorder (“NEDA”).

Bulimia Nervosa

According to NEDA, “Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.” As a result of this, those who have this eating disorder relate their body image overly to their self esteem.

In my opinion, if you are that concerned with your body image, then work out and eat healthy, don’t starve yourself or eat and then self induce your vomiting. Its pointless and makes you
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