Eating Disorders : A Common Problem Among Many Teens Across The United States

1401 Words Dec 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Chianna Porter
Eating disorders a common problem among many teens across the United States. This mental disease not only affects young teen girls, but also grown women and men of all ages. There are four different types of eating disorders; bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating and eating disorders not specified. Eating disorders are developed through a number of different factors. These factors are genetics, psychology, behaviors, social environment and biologically. Genetics means that a certain eating disorder (or more) could be common in the family. People who are genetically inept to this disease are eight times more likely to give into the impulsive behaviors that lead to eating disorders. Problems due to behavior or social environment can affect each other. If someone is put into a toxic environment they are more likely to have toxic behavior. Psychology plays a role because if a person has negative self worth or a negative self image then they are at higher risk to participate in risky behaviors to satisfy their desire to change themselves. Lastly biologically people who have other diseases (for example; depression) might be more prone to falling into the trap of an eating disorder. The four type of eating disorders are bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa (more commonly known as bulimia and anorexia; respectively) binge eating and eating disorders not specified. Bulimia is more common than anorexia and usually begins in adolescence. This “can be triggered…
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