Eating Disorders : An Eating Disorder Essay

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Dear Benji,
I hope everything is well in your life. We’ve been friends for over 10 years now and you and I could both agree that we know each other very well. However, I have been noticing unusual behavior from you in the past few months. Is everything alright? I want you to feel comfortable enough to talk to me about any problems that are going on in your life. I’m concerned about you.
Benji I suspect you have an eating disorder.in particular, anorexia. An eating disorder is a psychological disorder that interferes with peoples eating habits. Eating disorders falls under the avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder category. Eating disorders are more prevalent in women than in men. Over 10 million women and 10 million men suffer from an eating disorder. But, Anorexia Nervosa is more common among Caucasians. Eating disorders impacts women everyday by inaccurately depicting an idea of how their body image should look like.
Benji I noticed how thin your hair was when I was straightening last week. Every time I combed through your hair masses of strings would fall on the floor. Then when we were at the nail salon Friday, the nail technician complained of how brittle your nails were. And you began to act very defensive when your mom complained about how much weight you’ve lost. When we’re in the cafeteria you make up excuses as to why you can’t eat. I haven’t seen you eat a meal in weeks. Benji you’re so thin but seem to complain of how overweight you are whenever you walk

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