Eating Disorders Among Teenagers: Annotated Bibliography

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Introduction
This research task is based on the prevalence of eating disorders amongst teenage girls in our School amongst the ages of 15-18. This is a valid topic as being a teenage female in an all-girls school; it is a very easily relatable topic. I am interested to find out about the prevalence of eating disorders in my school and ultimately in helping the girls who are suffering from a disorder and are not getting the sufficient help that is needed when one if suffering from Bulimia or Anorexia Nervosa.

REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Definitions
1. Eating disorder
Source A
Source: Internet dictionary
Written by: Oxford press
Word in dictionary: Eating disorder
Date of access: 06/05/2014

The oxford dictionary states that the
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a., 2014)
This source is valid as it was last updated in February, 2014. It is reliable as the article has been written by 2 health professionals. It is useful because it outlines signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa and there are no limitations.

Causes
1. Anorexia Nervosa
Source E
Source: Video
Led by: Dr. Stephen touyz
Video: what causes anorexia nervosa? – Dr. Stephen Touyz eating disorders Sydney Australia FAQ
Date of access: 06/05/2014

Doctor Stephen Touyz says that the cause of anorexia nervosa is not completely known but what professionals do know is that patients who suffer from anorexia nervosa are usually
• Perfectionists
• High achievers
• Highly anxious children
Other factors thought to cause anorexia nervosa are:
• Genetic vulnerability
• Society
• Upbringing
• Family situation
(Video: (dr., 2012))
This source is valid as it has been filmed within the last two years; it is reliable because the video is led by the professor of clinical psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia, as well as the executive chair for eating and dieting disorders. It is useful as it gives some clarity on the causes of
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