Eating Disorders And Its Effects On The World

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Eating disorders
Carli Brown

Advance Placement Psychology
Mr. Cuetara

Eating disorders are very common throughout the world and millions suffer in the United States, especially in females. Scientists are continuing to study various eating disorders and trying to find the right treatments. Different places all over the country are working hard to study causes and effects of eating disorders using highly advanced technologies. Studying the brain can give us information that can possibly help the prevention of eating disorders tremendously, and hopefully stop them for good one day.

Eating disorders make a great impact on the lives of many in the world, especially women who are more common to get an eating disorder. Eating disorders have caused many people in America to suffer, as much as 24 million people of all ages, race, and gender suffer from an eating disorder (Eating Disorders 101 Guide: A Summary of Issues, Statistics and Resources,2003). Also, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate over any other mental illness (Sullivan, Patrick F,1995). An eating disorder is defined as “range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits”. There are three main types: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. Each one has specific symptoms and risks. Only 1 in 10 men and women receive treatment for their eating disorder and only 35% of the people who get…
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