Eating Disorders : A Young Girl Named Amy

1052 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
Mariela Galvan
English 1301
November 30, 2015

Worth the Weight
A young girl named Amy who was only about 18 years of age, suffered from an eating disorder known as anorexia nervosa. She took time to realize she had an eating disorder, and she was also in denial. Amy thought everyone was just jealous of her self-control to be thin. An eating disorder is generally defined as any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. There are various eating disorders but the three main ones are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Eating disorders are common in today’s society in both women and men, and they need all the help and knowledge on this disease.
Moreover, there are more women than men with eating disorders. “In fact, surveys indicate that at any one time, about 45 percent of women and 25 percent of men are dieting” (Strada 9). When people are on diets, it may turn into an eating disorder due to their obsession to lose weight. Most people with eating disorders see themselves thicker than what they are. Eating disorders affect one alone, but they may also bring other illness such as depression. “Almost 50 percent of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression” (ANAD). Eating disorders can lead to depression and it can also work vice versa.
Furthermore, there is no specific cause for an eating disorder, which means that it is not easy to tell who will develop one. Although there is no specific way to tell,…
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