Eating Disorders : Anorexia Nervosa And Bulimia Nervosa

1830 Words Apr 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Imagine that Addie, a teenager, has become very self-conscious of her body and felt like she needed to be thin. She would do all she can to get thin. She would look in the mirror and see herself as being fat and ugly. So she chooses not to eat or she binge eat and then purge. Now Addie has what is called an eating disorder. An eating disorder is can be described as abnormal eating to alter the body image due to psychological reasons. According to Janet Belsky, it can also be classified as a pathological obsession with getting and staying thin. (Belsky 252) They are associated with a wide range of adverse psychological, physical, and social consequences. People become obsessed with checking their weight so they are constantly looking in the mirror to see if they are fat. They step on the scale every day. There are mainly two types of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. There are many more out there but these are the main ones. There are numerous reasons why people have eating disorders, whether it be depression, self-esteem, bullying, family life is overwhelming, or life in general is too hard. A person with an eating disorder will start out eating too less or too much, but eventually lose control of wanting to eat at all. These disorders are real and could be very dangerous. They are treatable with counseling, love, and most of all support. Eating disorders can happen to both genders but females tend to have a higher chance of being affected.…
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