Eating Disorders Can Be Generally Characterized By Any Range Of Abnormal Or Disturbed Eating Habits

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Eating disorders can be generally characterized by any range of abnormal or disturbed eating habits. The DSM IV has expanded from two categories of eating disorders; Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, to three categories; now including Binge Eating Disorder.
As defined in the DSM IV, Anorexia Nervosa is predominately found in adolescent girls and young women. The disorder is defined as distorted body image and excessive dieting that leads to severe weight loss with an obsessive fear of becoming fat. Bulimia nervosa is defined by recurrent episodes of binge eating followed by inappropriate behav¬iors such as self-induced vomiting to avoid weight gain. Binge eating is defined as continuous episodes of consuming large quantities of food in a short period of time. Someone with binge eating disorder may eat too quickly even when they are not feeling hungry. Feelings of guilt, embarrassment or disgust may follow.
Dying to Be Thin is an exceptional film that focuses on the prevalence of eating disorders in different settings. This film consists of interviews with students, ballet dancers, fashion models, and other young women who are in the process of recovery. Dying to Be Thin digs deep into the minds of women who suffer with Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa to show how distorted their thinking can become.
The dangerous obsession for dancers and models to be abnormally thin is sweeping the nation. The argument being is this a mental, physical or genetic disease? Women

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