Eating Disorders in Adolescents

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Eating Disorders in Adolescents Eating Disorders in Adolescents Introduction Eating disorder in adolescents is a source of grave alarm. An effective definition of eating disorders, as they are evident in school surroundings, describes victim of eating disorder as being extensively anxious and conscious about food, weight, and body shape. This results in being engaged in strange eating behaviors (Gowers & Bryant-Waugh, 2004). This paper seeks to investigate the effects of eating disorders on adolescent's life and education and comprehensive school based model of interventions is suggested for the prevention and treatment of this disorder. The Effect of an Eating Disorder Two of the most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa and they have a prospective to effect on the person experiencing this disorder on lasting physical health, social, emotional, and cognitive development. These disorders can sometimes prove to be a great threat to life. Many adolescents are forced to postpone their schooling even as they search for treatment. Therefore this amplifies the likely harmful effects of their situation on their social and cognitive development. It is very much possible that with the passage of time the condition of eating disorder will aggravate and it will become more obvious and will ultimately affect their moods and physical health (Hoek & Hoeken, 2003). The imbalanced and inadequate diet affects the adolescent's brains and cognitive function
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