Eating Disorders And Anorexia Nervosa

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Eating disorders, are a sickness that can come from psychological issues and it can disrupt the everyday diet. “A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, the urge to eat less or more spiraled out of control” (“Eating Disorder,” n.d.). The common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is when someone see’s themselves as an overweight person, so they watch what they eat since, they have a fear of becoming overweight. The disorder takes over them and their focus is to avoid becoming overweight. Bulimia nervosa is when someone eats large amounts of food at one time and not being able to control how much they take in. “Researchers are finding that eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors” (“Eating Disorder,” n.d.).
Anorexia nervosa can come from having been sexually abused or having family that are too controlling over what they do. “Most often diagnosed in females (up to 90%), Anorexia is characterized by failure to maintain body weight of at least 85% of what is expected, fear of losing control over your weight or of becoming fat” (“Anorexia Nervosa,” 2015). The person with the disorder often visualizes themselves in a mirror and seeing an overweight person staring back at them which is their reflection. Treatment for anorexia nervosa involve restoring their health, after that is…
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